North Midlands Under-20s will begin their preparations for this season’s National Under-20 Championship with their traditional warm-up against Cheshire at Newport on Sunday November 26 (2.15pm).
North Midlands reached the national quarter-finals last season before they were beaten by Durham at Luctonians and have members of that squad – Greg Naptin, Matt Addison, Sam Garrett, Tom Walker and Will Debenham – available for Sunday’s match.
North Midlands will play a second warm-up match, away to Staffordshire on January 21 before they launch their Championship campaign with a trip to Warwickshire on February 25.
North Midlands will then host East Midlands in their second pool match on March 18.
North Midlands Under-20s squad:
Backs: Adam Boot (Edwardians), Sam Garrett (Camp Hill), Tom Walker (Dudley Kingswinford), Bryn Goodall (Hereford), Rhys Harrhy (Telford Hornets), Lewis Dorey (Nottingham Trent University), Callum Jones (Luctonians), Lewis Turner (Hereford), Ollie Neil (Telford Hornets), Will Debenham (Harper Adams University), Arthur Morgan (Kidderminster Carolians), Luke Trevis (Dudley Kingswinford).
Forwards: Ethan Priest (Bromsgrove), Kai Owen (Luctonians), Ash Rana (Aston OE), Mark Mathias (Harper Adams University), Connor Deignan (Luctonians), Bruce Robinson (Worcester University), James Ryder (Whitchurch), Tom Kerrigan (Worcester University), Alex Gordon (Old Halesonians), Matt Lawrence (Hereford), Callum Nicholls (Dudley Kingswinford), Keiran Hayne (Worcester University), Tom Mortimer (Harper Adams University), Greg Naptin (Birmingham Moseley), Matt Addison (Harper Adams University), Jack Furnival (Whitchurch).