England Deaf will begin their preparations for January’s Broadstreet Cup match against Wales at Cardiff Arms Park with a game against England Police at Moseley’s Billesley Commn ground on Sunday October 16.
It will be the second time in 18 months that England Deaf have played at Moseley after they were beaten by Wales there in their first visit in April 2015.
Players are eligible to represent England Deaf if they have a combined average hearing loss of 25db or more in both ears. This roughly translates to a minimum hearing loss in both ears or moderate hearing loss in one ear but they can hear normally in the other.
Recent England Deaf internationals from North Midlands include Shrewsbury and Shropshire wing Adam Faulkner.