Bath Rugby Academy back row Josh Bayliss has been named in the England U18 squad for their three-match tour of South Africa.
The U18s will face France U18 (12th August), South Africa Schools A (16th August) and South Africa Schools (20th August).
“The tour gives us an opportunity to play in the Southern Hemisphere in a different environment and against a very tough opposition,” said Rugby Football Union national academy development manager John Fletcher.
“It also gives this group of players an opportunity to bond and for us to see how they adapt away from home.
“There will be different challenges as the opposition will pose different problems, our aim is to adapt and come up with the solutions to those problems.
“We will stick to our principles in defence and attack and we expect the players to adapt on the field. The plan is to give the players a full tour experience, which is crucial to their development.”
The U18 squad will be coached by Fletcher, Peter Walton, Mark Luffman and Russell Earnshaw, and supported by Richard Hill, who mentors a number of the U18 squad. As part of the progression through the national age grade programme, Martin Haag and Rory Teague from the U20 management team will attend some of the tour and watch all of the games.
Fixtures (Kick-off BST):
France U18 – Friday 12th August – 11.00
South Africa Schools A – Tuesday 16th August – 13.30
South Africa Schools – Saturday 20th August – 13.15
England U18 squad for South Africa tour 2016
Josh Bayliss - Bath Rugby & Millfield School
Jamie Blamire - Newcastle Falcons & Gosforth Academy
Rory Brand - London Irish & Wellington College
Ratu Joe Cokanasiga - London Irish& Bushe Academy
Ben Curry - Sale Sharks & Oundle School
Tom Curry - Sale Sharks & Oundle School
Levi Davis – Unattached & Denstone College
Ali Crossdale – Saracens & Sedbergh School
James Grayson - Northampton Saints & Moulton College
Ted Hill - Worcester Warriors & Worcester College
GabrielIbitoye – Harlequins & Trinity
Ciaran Knight - Gloucester Rugby & St Peters
Dino Lamb-Cona – Harlequins & Cranleigh
Jarod Leat – Wasps & St Pauls Catholic College
Ben Loader - London Irish & Wellington College
Sam Moore - Sale Sharks & Sedbergh School
Oli Morris - Saracens& New Hall
Ehren Painter - Northampton Saints & Felsted
Tom Parton - London Irish & Wellington College
Alex - Seville - Gloucester Rugby &Hartpury College
Jacob Umaga – Wasps & Wyggeston & QEI College
Henry Walker - Gloucester Rugby & Bromsgrove School
Harry Simmons - Leicester Tigers & Gresham School
Matt Williams - London Irish & Wellington College
Josh Williams - Newcastle Falcons & Hartlepool Sixth Form College
Tom Willis – Wasps & The Henley College