North Midlands back row forward Ted Hill scored a try for Midlands Under-16s in their 45-24 defeat by France West on the final day of the BMW Wellington International Festival at Wellington College in Berkshire.
Hill, of River School and Malvern RFC, was one of eight North Midlands players included in the Midlands squad for the week-long festival.
The England Under-16 selectors will now name a squad to play Wales away on April 19.
“What we want for the players is giving them different opportunities. We want players to have lots and lots of problems in the games and for them to find out what those solutions look like.” said John Fletcher, the RFU National Academy Development Manager.
“That is what the programme is about, those competitive opportunities. They will play against different opposition in different conditions with different referees and it is about the players adapting.
“We are less bothered about certain aspects of the game at this age group. This week we have seen teams playing with lots of ball movement so they are taking lots of quick tap penalties, they are playing from deep and they are being encourage to be comfortable with the ball.
“We clearly want to see progression when they come into this week, and what I am doing is assessing all the players and trying to see them in three, four or five years’ times.”
“My job is to work with the schools, clubs and regional academies, identifying players who we think can play in the national age group programme and hopefully work with the players who will one day play for England. Where is the next George Ford or Anthony Watson or Billy Vunipola? This age group programme is the ideal vehicle to do that.”