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Bath Rugby's de Glanville named in England U20 training squad

26 November 2018

Bath Rugby's Tom de Glanville has been named in England U20s training squad for the first development camp of the 2018/19 season.

The camp is to take place at Loughborough University from Friday 30 November to Sunday 2 December 2018.

It will give pathway coaches an opportunity to assess players further ahead of U20 Elite Player Squad (EPS) selection in January 2019. The group include 15 players capped at U20 level last season.

The 32-Elite Player Squad, which will compete in the 2019 U20s Six Nations as well as the World Rugby U20 Championship in May/June, are led by Bates as well as fellow pathway performance coach Jim Mallinder.

Mark Hopley, Richard Whiffin and James Scaysbrook also join for the season as part of the latest coach development programme agreement between England Rugby and Premiership Rugby.

The development camp in Loughborough will also give the coaches an opportunity to discuss playing themes and principles for the season ahead, with the Six Nations getting underway on Friday 1st February. 

The 2019 World Rugby U20 Championship will be held in Argentina.

Bath Rugby's Academy Manager, Andy Rock, said: "As a Club we are really pleased that Tom is getting this opportunity to head into camp with England U20s. He had some outstanding moments and a great experiences with England U18s last season, and we have definitely seen some real progress from Tom over the summer and early part of this season before his injury. 

"We have been keen to support the best possible route for Tom to develop within, which has seen his travel up to the University of Leeds for his studies. Tom has just got back to playing, on a dual-registration agreement with Otley Rugby Club, which has also been great for him so far. This is another opportunity that comes at the right time for Tom. 

"It’s a competitive training group, but we believe that Tom offers something pretty different with both his style of play, and his ability to cover different positions. We’re confident that he will do very well within the England environment again.”

England U20 Head Coach, Steve Bates added: “The development camp gives us an opportunity to cover some basic details with a larger number of players who could all be required at various points during the Six Nations.

“It also gives us a chance to look closely at the wider group and players outside of the 32-man EPS who might be used during the international season.

“We want the players to have high energy, a desire to play the game quickly and with a degree of flexibility. We’d like them to quickly adapt to playing with new players and to have different ideas about how to play."

England training squad 

Forwards:

Ollie Adkins (Gloucester Rugby), Josh Basham (Durham University), Will Capon (Bristol Bears), Richard Capstick (Exeter Chiefs), Andy Christie (Saracens), Alex Coles (Northampton Saints), Nic Dolly (Sale Sharks), Ben Donnell (London Irish), James Dun (Bristol Bears), Taylor Gough (Leicester Tigers), Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers), Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors), Aaron Hinkley (Gloucester Rugby), Joel Kpoku (Saracens), Jon Kpoku (Saracens), Samson Ma'asi (Northampton Saints), Tom Marshall (Newcastle Falcons), Kai Owen (Worcester Warriors), Alfie Petch (Exeter Chiefs), Bevan Rodd (Sale Sharks), James Scott (Worcester Warriors), Marcus Street (Exeter Chiefs), Rusiate Tuima (Exeter Chiefs), Tom Willis (Wasps).          
Backs

Tom De Glanville (Bath Rugby), Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints), Connor Doherty (Sale Sharks), Reece Dunn (Gloucester Rugby), Ollie Fox (Yorkshire Carnegie), Tom Hardwick (Leicester Tigers), Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish), Josh Hodge (Newcastle Falcons), Luke James (Sale Sharks), Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors), Sam Maunder (Exeter Chiefs), Cadan Murley (Harlequins), Cam Nordli-Kelemeti (Newcastle Falcons), Cameron Redpath (Sale Sharks), Arron Reed (Sale Sharks), Tom Seabrook (Gloucester Rugby), Ollie Sleightholme (Northampton Saints), Will Simonds (Wasps), Manu Vunipola (Saracens), Gus Warr (Sale Sharks), Kieran Wilkinson (Sale Sharks).

England U20 Six Nations fixtures:

Ireland v England
Friday 1 February, KO 19.15 GMT
Irish Independent Park, Cork

England v France
Saturday 9th February, kick-off 12:05 GMT – live on Sky Sports
Sandy Park, Exeter 


Wales v England
Friday 22nd February, kick-off 19:05 GMT – live on S4C
ZipWorld Stadium, Colwyn Bay

England v Italy
Friday 8th March, kick-off 19:45 
Goldington Road, Bedford


England v Scotland
Friday, 15 March, KO 19.45
Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton

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