North Midlands prop Jamie White has been named among the replacements for England Counties Under-18s for the first of two matches Ireland Under-18s Clubs and Schools at Burnaby Road in Portsmouth on Wednesday April 4 (2pm).
White, who plays for Worcester Sixth Form College and Worcester, set out on the long road to England selection earlier this season when he represented Worcestershire at the North Midlands trials.
He secured his place in the England squad after impressing with North Midlands in their three-match county programme before Christmas and for the Midlands in the Divisional Festival at Stourbridge earlier this year.
The second match between England and Ireland will also be played at Portsmouth on Saturday.
England Counties Under-18s
15 Evan Davies (Oxfordshire & South West)
14 Theo Barkway Hall (Surrrey & London & South East)
13 Zachary Clow (Hampshire & London & South East)
12 William Rigg (Warwickshire & Midlands)
11 Aaron Grandidier-Nkanang (Kent & London & South East)
10 Luke Bouchier – Hertfordshire (London & South East)
9 Joshua Goodwin (Sussex & London & South East)
1 Luke Spring (Hampshire & London & South East)
2 Charlie Fleckney (East Midlands & Midlands)
3 Isaac Thompson (Leicestershire & Midlands)
4 George Cook (Sussex & London & South East)
5 Oliver Moody – Hertfordshire & London & South East)
6 Matthew Wilkinson (Oxfordshire & South West) (Capt)
8 Edward Cox (Notts/Lincs & Derbyshire & Midlands)
7 Austin Wallis (Surrey & London & South East)
16 Harry Clayton (Leicestershire & Midlands)
17 Jamie White (North Midlands &Midlands)
18 James Sherlock (Cheshire & North)
19 Matas Jurevicius (Kent &. London & South East)
20 Cameron King (Oxfordshire & South West)
21 George Speakman (East Midlands & Midlands)
22 Thomas Knight-Owen (Hampshire & London South East)
23 Aaron Simmonds (Cornwall & South West)
24 Harry Craven (Cheshire & North)