Quartet selected for England U18 in October development camp

8 October 2019

John Stewart, Orlando Bailey, Ethan Staddon and Ewan Richards have all been selected in a 40-player squad for the first U18 men’s development camp of the season.

England U18s’ season started with the three-game tour of South Africa in which the side played three matches in the U18 International Series.

The development squad includes 21 of that group that took on Argentina, France and South Africa in August.

The camp takes place at Bisham Abbey National Sports centre between October 28-31st and is seen as vital preparation ahead of the continuation of the U18 international calendar.

Academy Manager, Craig Lilley, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for a number of young men who have performed consistently this season. Ethan, John and Orlando have continued to develop well with us here over the summer, and within the Bath Rugby Partnership programme at Beechen Cliff since September and Ewan will no doubt keep pushing on with Millfield School in the coming weeks, before we begin to see more of him again as we head into the U18 Academy League season in December.

"This experience will not only enhance the players’ skills in the short term, but will help provide some strong reference points to guide their development in the long term, we feel they all have genuine potential to push on well beyond being very good U18s, so this is an important part of their Journeys"

“There are a number of other young players who are developing well in our U18s, it is important to also recognise that. The four guys no doubt deserve their selections, but we also have many others, such as Gabe Goss and Frankie Read who are not included but who are also working incredibly hard and performing well this season. The strength within our Pathway in the U18s is something we are excited about, and we're proud of the four players who have got some recognition from England within this selection"


Phil Brantingham - Newcastle Falcons (RGS Newcastle)

Jack Rowntree - Leicester Tigers (Leicester Grammar School)

Drew Thompson - Newcastle Falcons (Gosforth Academy)

John Stewart - Bath Rugby (Beechen Cliff School)

Archie Vanes - Leicester Tigers (Brooksby Melton College)

Ethan Caine - Sale Sharks (Kirkham Grammar Schhol)

Fin Baxter - Harlequins   (Wellington College)

Robin Hardwick - Leicester Tigers (Rugby School)

Harry Wilkinson - Exeter Chiefs(Exeter College)

Ewan Richards - Bath Rugby (Millfield School)

Charlie Rice - Bristol Bears (SGS Filton)       

Freddie Thomas - Gloucester Rugby (Dean Close School)

Ewan Murphy - Sale Sharks (Lymm High School)

Arthur Clark - Gloucester Rugby (Hartpury College)

Emeka Ilione - Leicester Tigers (Rugby School)

Ethan Staddon - Bath Rugby (Beechen Cliff School)

Daniel Eckersley - Wasps (Bloxham School)

Harry Taylor - Gloucester Rugby (Clifton College)

Toby Knight – Saracens (Berkhamsted School)

Kit Smith - Leicester Tigers (Oakham School)

Will Trenholm - Harlequins (Cranleigh School)

Ben Muncaster - Leicester Tigers (Rugby School)


Sam Bryan – Saracens (Felsted School)

Matty Jones - Gloucester Rugby (Dean Close School)

Tom Cairns - Exeter Chiefs (Exeter College)

Charlie Atkinson - Wasps (Abingdon School)

Orlando Bailey - Bath Rugby (Beechen Cliff School)

Finlay Smith - Worcester Warriors (Warwick School)

Chay Mullins - Bristol Bears (SGS Filton)      

Brandon Jackson – Saracens (Sutton Valence School)

Oscar Beard - Harlequins (Cranleigh School)

Ethan Grayson - Northampton Saints (Northampton School for Boys)

Louis Hillman-Cooper - Gloucester Rugby (Cheltenham College)

Will Joseph - London Irish (Millfield School)

Joe Bedlow - Sale Sharks (Myerscough College)

Archie Hill - Exeter Chiefs (Exeter College)

Matthew Ward - Newcastle Falcons (Gosforth Academy)

Deago Bailey - Bristol Bears (SGS Filton)     

Oliver Melville - Sale Sharks (Sedbergh School)

Ollie Smith - Leicester Tigers (Denstone College)

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