Following the trial last Sunday at Keynsham RFC, five of the nine Cornish players involved have been selected for twenty-three man South West squad to face sides from London & SE, the North and the Midlands at Nottingham over the May bank holiday.
The players selected are lock Hugo Culverhouse (Wadebridge Camels), scrum-half Noah Nash (Brixham), fly-half Fraser Honey (Launceston), centre Declan Matthews (Redruth) and full back Toby Robinson (St. Austell).
With only 23 places up for grabs for a shot at wearing the white shirt of England Counties u20s, competition has been hot. The recent County u20s championship
matches had South West talent spotters watching players who could step up to the Divisional team and ultimately represent the red rose of England at the
end of May when the U20s play Holland and Germany. The final trial was held on Sunday at Keynsham RFC where 45 lads pressed their case to Chair of Selectors Paul Cox and his team.The competition was hot and the selectors struggled to trim the squad down to 23.
Nigel Gooding the Chair of the South West Divisional U20s team announcing the squad today said. “The standard of the lads at trial was exceptional and Paul’s team
had a difficult job whittling down the 50 plus lads to 23. I am confident that within that 23 squad a number of those lads will be pressing hard to gain their full England
cap, all the lads today were a credit to their clubs and county.”