Nine North Midlands players have been invited to a Midlands Under-20s Assessment Day at Coventry’s Butts Park Arena on April 9.
Newport loosehead prop Jordan Grass and hooker Ellis Moysey, Birmingham & Solihull lock Billy Castle, wing Matt Dight and fly-half Ben Phillips, Birmingham Moseley flankers Sam Sheppard and Greg Naptin, Chinnor scrum-half Connor Adams and Veseyans number eight Jack Ward have been included in a 46 man squad.
All impressed helping North Midlands to reach the quarter-finals of this season’s National Under-20 Championship where they were edged out by Durham at Luctonians last Sunday.
The squad will be reduced in size before a second Assessment Day on April 23. The Divisional Festival will be held at Chilwell Barracks in Nottingham from April 29 to May 1 after which an England Counties Under-20 squad will be selected for the summer tour to the Netherlands