Redruth duo selected for England Counties Under 20 tour

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Photo – Todd Prisk in action against Gloucestershire

Following a gruelling weekend at Welbeck College, Loughborough with the South West Under 20s competing in the Divisional Festival Redruth duo lock and County Under 20s skipper Todd Prisk and prop Tommy Phillips have been selected for the England Counties Under 20s squad to tour Hungary in June, where they will play a Hungarian Barbarians XV and Hungary Under 23s. They will be the first national representative side from England to visit Hungary.

In total nine Cornwall players were selected to represent the South West, a major achievement in itself. In addition St. Ives prop Jay Tyack and Hartpury College centre Jack Simmons have been selected as non-travelling reserves.

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Photo – prop Tommy Phillips

The other players involved who didn’t get selected but who did so well get to get that far were Redruth’s Dan Rutter, and Tommy–Lee Southworth, Truro’s Tom Eley, Pirates Amateurs Rhys Brownfield and Camborne’s Neil Stanlieck.

Not unsurprisingly Yorkshire, who defeated Cornwall in the Under 20s County Championship semi-final , have five players in the squad, but only three who featured at Camborne, No.8 and skipper Josh Burridge, hooker Will Scholey and flying winger Rob Rekis.

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