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Capon and Rowland named on bench versus Wales U18s

England U18s have named their side to face Wales in the second game of the summer development tour in South Africa.

Tom Rowland and Will Capon are listed among the replacements for the clash at Paarl.

The side opened the ‘U19 International Series’ with a 24-8 victory over France on 11 August in Stellenbosch.

They next face Wales on Tuesday, 15 August (1.15pm BST – live on S4C’s facebook page) and have made a number of changes as head coach John Fletcher looks to give the entire 26-man squad game time on the tour.

“It was always the plan to give everyone as much game time as we can, so we want to give every player a start out here as it’s a development tour,” said England U18 coach Peter Walton.

“We want them all to have a start each before we play South Africa Schools in the final game.”

England U18 team to face Wales

Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish, St Paul’s School), Tom Seabrook (Gloucester Rugby, Dean Close School), Cadan Murley (Harlequins, Bishop Wordsworth's School), Cameron Redpath (Sale Sharks, Sedbergh School), Tom de Glanville  (Bath Rugby, Beechen Cliff School), Kieran Wilkinson  (Sale Sharks, Kirkham Grammar School), Ollie Fox (Yorkshire Carnegie , New College Pontefract), Tom Willis (capt) (Wasps, The Henley College), Aaron Hinkley (Gloucester Rugby, St Peter’s High School), Richard Capstick (Exeter Chiefs, Exeter College), Alex Coles Northampton Saints, The Perse School), Josh Basham London Irish, Wellington College), Nick Rigby (Worcester Warriors, Warwick School), Beck Cutting (Worcester Warriors, Bromsgrove School), George Head  (Harlequins, Tonbridge School).


Tom Rowland  (Bristol Rugby, Bristol Grammar School), Will Capon (Bristol Rugby, Bristol Grammar School), Joe Heyes  (Leicester Tigers, Wyggeston & QEI College), James Scott (Worcester Warriors, Malvern College), Sam Moore  (Sale Sharks, Sedbergh School), Will Porter  (Wasps, Merchant Taylors' School), Sam Spink (Wasps, Wellington College), Nick David Worcester Warriors, Warwick School).

Results & fixtures

  • Friday 11 August: England U18 24-8 France  - Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch 
  • Tuesday 15 August: England U18 v Wales - Paarl Gymnasium, Paarl (1.15pm BST)
  • Saturday 19 August: England U18 v SA Schools - City Park, Athlone (1pm BST)