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Bailey, Hamer-Webb and Merigan included in England U18 Development squad

18 October 2018

Bath Rugby's Orlando Bailey, Gabriel Hamer-Webb and Nahum Merigan have been included in the England U18 Development squad. 

The trio of Academy Players who all featured for the Bath Rugby U18 team last season will link-up with England for their camp in Bristol taking place between 23rd-26th October. 

Academy Manager, Andy Rock, said: "Selection of Academy players for national age grade camps is always really interesting. There are a lot of very good young players across the country and there are only ever a small amount that can gain selection, so it's difficult to know what it really means. 

"In this case in particular we feel it provides a lot in terms of recognition and reward for these three young men. We're really delighted for them as the efforts they have made to develop in the many weeks and months from the end of last season up to now has been fantastic. For Gabriel Hamer-Webb, it will be his first experience within an England Camp, and we're so pleased for him. Gabriel's a young man who we feel could really develop well with us in the future, and he has worked so hard to develop his skills and his game understanding with all the coaches. 

"We all hope that they all enjoy the few days of training and that they express themselves within the environment." Highlight footage of the three Academy players from their performances this year for Beechen Cliff within the Bath Rugby Partnership Programme can be seen above.  

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