Five Academy players to represent their country this weekend

20 March 2022

Five Bath Rugby Academy players will represent their country at age-group level this weekend.

John Stewart and Ewan Richards line-up for the Under-20s against France while Sam Harris and Arthur Green start for the Under-18s against Wales.

Thompson Cowan is back on the flank for Wales Under-20s who face Italy in their final outing of the U20 Six Nations. 

Senior Academy hooker Stewart has been a consistent fixture in the England U20 Six Nations squad while Richards made his sixth appearance last weekend after a period of starring for the Blue, Black and Whites.

Harris and Green have both impressed for Bath Rugby Under-18s in their league campaign this season and earn an opportunity to further their development at international level on Sunday afternoon.

Cowan has starred in his first few caps at Under-20 level for Wales and after missing last weekend’s match with a slight knock, he will enjoy further minutes at openside flanker.

Academy Manager Craig Lilley said: “It is great to see John, Ewan and Tom selected again at Under-20s level. They will be looking to build on their previous performances in the tournament. John and Ewan will have a great experience of travelling to France while Tom has the interesting match-up with Italy. We’re looking forward to seeing how they perform.

“We’re really proud of Sam and Arthur being selected for the Under-18s after great seasons for their schools and our Under-18s. They have led by example and their performances have got them in the position to be selected in their first internationals of the year.”

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