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Prop Heyes starts for England Under-18s

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Leicester Tigers prop Joe Heyes starts in the front row as England Under-18s face France in the opening game of the summer development tour. 

England are in South Africa for the Under-19 International Series with games against France tomorrow (1.15pm BST), Wales (August 15, 1.15pm BST) and South Africa Schools (August 19, 1.00pm BST).

“Everyone is going to get a start in the first two games, that it what we do on this tour and throughout the season – everyone gets an opportunity to play,” said head coach John Fletcher.

Led by Fletcher, along with coaches Russell Earnshaw, Mark Luffman and Peter Walton, England Under-18s have enjoyed an impressive season, winning all of their games in April’s International Series in Wales.

England landed in Cape Town on Monday before travelling to their training base in Stellenbosch.

England Under-18 (v France)
15 Nick David (Worcester Warriors & Warwick), 14 Arron Reed (Sale Sharks & Kirkham Grammar), 13 Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints & Bedford School), 12 Sam Spink (Wasps & Wellington College), 11 Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish & St Pauls), 10 Kieran Wilkinson (Sale Sharks & Kirkham Grammar), 9 Will Porter (Wasps & Merchant Taylors); 1 Tom Rowland (Bristol & Bristol Grammar), 2 Will Capon (Bristol & Bristol Grammar), 3 Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers & Wyggeston & QEI College), 4 Joe Tunney (Wasps & Dr Challoner's), 5 James Scott (Worcester Warriors & Malvern College), 6 Tom Willis (Wasps & Henley College), 7 Aaron Hinkley (Gloucester & St Peters), 8 Sam Moore (Sale Sharks & Sedbergh School)(c).

Replacements: 16 George Head (Harlequins & Tonbridge School), 17 Beck Cutting (Worcester Warriors & Bromsgrove), 18 Nick Rigby (Worcester Warriors & Warwick), 19 Josh Basham (London Irish & Wellington College), 20 Richard Capstick (Exeter Chiefs & Exeter College), 21 Ollie Fox (Yorkshire & New College Pontefract), 22 Cameron Redpath (Sale Sharks & Sedbergh), 23 Tom de Glanville (Bath & Beechen Cliff).