AARON MORRIS STARTS FOR ENGLAND U18S

Congratulations to Academy winger/full back Aaron Morris who has been selected to start for the England U18 side that take on Australia Schools at Harrow School on Wednesday December 4 (kick-off 1.00pm) streamed lived on RFU.com and youtube.com/officialrfutv.

Morris, who played for the England U18 Clubs & Schools XV earlier this year, has now been selected for the full England U18 squad, and is the only non Premiership Academy player in the squad.

Blues Academy Director Denis Ormesher said ..."After making his Championship debut for the Blues against Cornish Pirates this has been a great time for Aaron.  He is a fine example of a local player working hard and taking his chance through the Blues Academy." 

Head Coach John Fletcher says that he’s excited to take on southern hemisphere opposition.  He said: “This is a great opportunity for our guys to go out and put in a performance against Australia. They only tour once every four years and we’re looking forward to taking them on.
 
“They will play an expansive game, which suits us – we like to play with the ball in hand too, so it promises to be an exciting game. It’s great to have the game streamed live on RFU.com, it’ll allow people to watch us play who wouldn’t normally get the chance.”

England Under 18s starting XV
 
15 Aaron Morris (Bedford Blues)
14 Tom Fowlie (London Irish)
13 Nick Tompkins (Saracens)
12 Max Clark (Bath Rugby)
11 Howard Packman (Northampton Saints)
10 Tom Morton (Sale Sharks)
9 Stuart Townsend (Exeter Chiefs)
 
1 Lewis Boyce (Leeds Carnegie)
2 Jack Walker (Leeds Carnegie)
3 Paul Hill (Leeds Carnegie)
4 Kieran Treadwell (Harlequins)
5 Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby)
6 Joe Batley (Gloucester Rugby)
7 Will Owen (Leicester Tigers)
8 James Chisholm (Harlequins) (C)
 
Replacements
 
16 Ollie Adams (London Irish)
17 Luke Chapman (Exeter Chiefs)
18 Ciaran Parker (Sale Sharks)
19 Will Witty (Newcastle Falcons)
20 Andrew Boyce (Worcester Warriors)
21 Rory Jennings (Bath Rugby)
22 Theo Brophy-Clews (London Irish)
23 Josh Skelcey (Northampton Saints)

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