May 16 2016
North Midlands pair Adam Brankley and Jack Harrison have both been included in the England Counties Under-20s squad for next month’s tour to Russia.
Back-row Brankley and half-back Harrison both play for Harper Adams University near Newport in Shropshire and Harrison also plays his club rugby for Newport.
Both impressed playing for North Midlands in this season’s National Under-20s Championship and they also represented the Midlands in the Divisional Match against the North at Chesterfield earlier this month.
They have now become the first players from North Midlands to be included in an England Counties Under-20s touring party and will travel with the squad for matches against Russia Under-20s in Moscow on June 5 and 8.