Former North Midlands Under-16s back row forward Ted Hill has been included in the England Under-18s squad for their forthcoming tour of South Africa.
Hill, the son of former Malvern player Vince, played for England Under-16s last year when his older brother Max was capped by England Under-18s.
The Worcester Academy and Worcester Sixth Form College player has now followed his brother into the Under-18s side.
England will play France Under-18s on August 12, South Africa Schools A on August 16 and South Africa Schools on August 20.
“The tour gives us an opportunity to play in the Southern Hemisphere in a different environment and against a very tough opposition,” said Rugby Football Union national academy development manager John Fletcher.
“It also gives this group of players an opportunity to bond and for us to see how they adapt away from home.
“There will be different challenges as the opposition will pose different problems, our aim is to adapt and come up with the solutions to those problems.
“We will stick to our principles in defence and attack and we expect the players to adapt on the field. The plan is to give the players a full tour experience, which is crucial to their development.”
The Under-18 squad will be coached by Fletcher, Peter Walton, Mark Luffman and former Birmingham & Solihull director of rugby Russell Earnshaw, and supported by Richard Hill, who mentors a number of the U18 squad. As part of the progression through the national age grade programme, Martin Haag and Rory Teague from the U20 management team will attend some of the tour and watch all of the games.