North Midlands pair Dave Brazier and Nile Dacres have been included in the England Counties squad for their summer tour to Spain.
Birmingham Moseley scrum-half Brazier and Coventry-bound Plymouth Albion lock Dacres both made their Counties debuts in the win over Scotland Clubs at Moseley in February.
They made their seasonal debuts for North Midlands in the defeat by Somerset at Dudley Kingswinford last Saturday and have now been included in a 26-strong Counties squad for the two-match trip which gets underway next week.
The Counties XV will depart on Monday and play the Euskarians in San Sebastián on May 31 ahead of a Test against a Spain XV on June 3.
There are players from 15 different counties in the squad and 16 newcomers for what is expected to be the last Counties’ major summer tour.
Next season the Counties programme is expected to be reduced to a triangular tournament involving Scotland Clubs and Ireland Clubs because of budgetary constraints.
Since the Counties XV was introduced in the early 2000s a number of players have progressed to the full England side including former Dudley Kingswinford and North Midlands scrum-half Shaun Perry, wing David Strettle and full-back Ben Foden. More recently, Bristol prop Jamal Ford-Robinson, who played for both the England Counties senior and Under-20s sides three years ago, had been included in Eddie Jones’ England training squad.