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Four Tigers make England Under-18 line-up

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Leicester Tigers have four players in the England Under-18 line-up to face Wales Under-18s at Swansea this Sunday.

Prop Neale Farthing played as a second-half replacement in last Saturday’s 57-13 victory over Scotland and is now joined in the squad by club colleagues Will Owen, George Tressider and Tom Hudson.

Hudson starts at full-back, with flanker Owen also in the starting line-up, while Farthing and scrum-half Tressider are among the replacements.

The quartet all played in Leicester Tigers Academy’s successful season in the Premiership Academy Under-18 League.

England’s January 1st side enjoyed a good run out against Scotland last week, scoring nine-tries in their win in Darlington, and nine members of that matchday squad are in line to face Wales.

Head coach Fletcher said: “Playing in Wales is always a challenge but it’s one we’re looking forward to. This is our September 1st team so we’ve been able to bring a few more experienced players into the matchday squad and we’re looking forward to seeing how they get on.”

England Under-18
15 Tom Hudson (Leicester Tigers & Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth College)

14 Zach Kibirige (Newcastle Falcons & Yarm School)
13 Nick Carpenter (Bristol Rugby & Filton College)
12 David Buck (Bath Rugby & Sherborne)
11 Nathan Earle (Saracens & Oaklands College)
10 Sam Olver (Northampton Saints & Oundle School)
9 Stuart Townsend (Exeter Chiefs & Ivybridge College)
1 Alex Lundberg (London Wasps & Hampton School)
2 Cameron Neild (Sale Sharks & Manchester Grammar)
3 Paul Hill (Leeds Carnegie & Prince Henry’s Grammar)
4 Tom Ellis (Bath Rugby & Millfield School)
5 Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby & Bryanston School)
6 Lewis Ludlow (Gloucester Rugby & Hartpury College)
7 Will Owen (Leicester Tigers & Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth College)
8 Hayden Stringer (Saracens & Oaklands College)

16 Tom Woolstencroft (Bath Rugby & Bryanston School)
17 Luke Chapman (Exeter Chiefs & Truro College)
18 Neale Farthing (Leicester Tigers & Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth College)
19 Jordan Onjoaife (Northampton Saints & Stowe School)
20 James Chisholm (Harlequins & Brighton College)
21 George Tressider (Leicester Tigers & Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth College)
22 Brett Herron (London Irish & Wellington College)
23 Nick Tompkins (Saracens & Oaklands College)