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Second-rower starts for England Under-18s

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Leicester Tigers academy forward Cameron Jordan will start for England Under-18s in the first match of their season this weekend.

Jordan, who is a student at Oakham School and made his Tigers senior debut in this season’s Anglo-Welsh Cup, is included in the second row as England face France in Digne-les-Bains on Saturday (kick-off 3.00pm local time, 2.00pm UK).

The match is England’s first of the campaign which also includes fixtures against Scotland on March 18 and Wales a week later before the Six Nations Festival dates with Scotland, Italy and France.

Head coach John Fletcher said: “Our training camp last week was exciting and it was great seeing the players starting to connect with each other in preparation for our games over the next few months.

“It will be a good experience and a great challenge for the players to play France in France and it’s exciting to be playing our first fixture of the season.”

England Under-18s
15 Tom de Glanville, Bath Rugby (Beechen Cliff School)
14 Will Simonds, Wasps (The Henley College)
13 Ollie Lawrence, Worcester Warriors (Bromsgrove School)
12 Sam Spink, Wasps (Wellington College)
11 Jacob Morris, Gloucester Rugby (Hartpury College)
10 Kieran Wilkinson, Sale Sharks (Kirkham Grammar School)
9 Sam Maunder, Exeter Chiefs (Blundell's School)
1 Bevan Rodd, Sale Sharks (Sedbergh School)
2 Will Capon, Bristol Rugby (Bristol Grammar School)
3 Alfie Petch, Exeter Chiefs (Exeter College)
4 Tom Jeanes, Bath Rugby (Beechen Cliff School)
5 Cameron Jordan, Leicester Tigers (Oakham School)
6 Richard Capstick, Exeter Chiefs (Exeter College)
7 Sam Dugdale ,Sale Sharks (Kirkham Grammar School)
8 Tom Marshall, Newcastle Falcons (Gosforth Academy)

16 Kapeli Pifeleti, Saracens (Haileybury School)
17 Olly Adkins, Gloucester Rugby (Hartpury College)
18 Cal Ford, Sale Sharks (Sandbach School)
19 Rouban Birch, Sale Sharks (Sedbergh School)
20 JJ Tonks, Gloucester Rugby (Hartpury College)
21 Blake Boyland, Bristol Rugby (SGS College)
22 Josh Hodge, Newcastle Falcons (Sedbergh School)
23 Harry Barlow, Harlequins (Cranleigh School)