England call up for U16s

England call up for U16s

  • Three Wigan Warriors Under-16s are named in the England Youth side.

  • England set to play France on Wednesday evening at KCOM Craven Park.

  • Matty Nicholson, Alex Sutton and Logan Astley have been chosen in the starting 13.

Three Wigan Warriors Under-16s players have been selected in the England Youth side to face France on Wednesday.

Matty Nicholson, Alex Sutton and Logan Astley have been named in the starting 13 for England Under-16s.

Head Coach Danny Wilson has named his team to face the French at KCOM Craven Park in Hull on 17th July - a match that will be broadcast live on the RFL’s Our League App and on Twitch from 7pm.

Matty Nicholson is presented with his England shirt by former Great Britain international Paul Sculthorpe.

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Matty Nicholson is presented with his England shirt by former Great Britain international Paul Sculthorpe.

Matty Nicholson.

Matty Nicholson.

Alex Sutton is presented with his England shirt by former Great Britain international Paul Sculthorpe.

Alex Sutton is presented with his England shirt by former Great Britain international Paul Sculthorpe.

Alex Sutton.

Alex Sutton.

Logan Astley is presented with his England shirt by former Great Britain international Paul Sculthorpe.

Logan Astley is presented with his England shirt by former Great Britain international Paul Sculthorpe.

Logan Astley.

Logan Astley.

City of Hull Academy also provide three players, with Castleford Tigers, Huddersfield Giants, St Helens and Warrington Wolves supplying two apiece. Other clubs represented are Leeds Rhinos, London Broncos and Newcastle Thunder.

The England Youth team offers a well-established pathway to the elite level, via the England Academy system, both of which are incorporated within the RFL’s England Performance Unit (EPU).

Head coach Danny Wilson is supported by, among others, the former Great Britain international and Man of Steel Paul Sculthorpe, whose role as England Pathways Coach focuses on the development of country’s outstanding young players. The overall aim is to develop more world-class England players for all senior squads by 2021.

The England Youth team for Wednesday’s First Test is:

  • Bailey Hodgson (Castleford Tigers)
  • Joel Speed (City of Hull Academy)
  • Leon Stewart (City of Hull Academy)
  • Alex Sutton (Wigan Warriors)
  • Luke Broadbent (Warrington Wolves)
  • Will Pryce (Huddersfield Giants)
  • Logan Astley (Wigan Warriors)
  • Femi Sanya (London Broncos)
  • Taylor Pemberton (St Helens)
  • Jake Anderson (Newcastle Thunder)
  • Archie Fletcher (Castleford Tigers)
  • Matty Nicholson (Wigan Warriors)
  • Tom Whitehead (Warrington Wolves)
  • Ajahni Wallace (Leeds Rhinos)
  • Fenton Rogers (Huddersfield Giants)
  • Reece Sumner (St Helens)
  • Jacob Hookem (City of Hull Academy)

England and France meet again on Saturday (20th July) at Wakefield’s Mobile Rocket Stadium (K.O. 2pm) - a match that will also be broadcast live on the RFL’s Our League App and Twitch.

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