England Youth Squad V France

The England Youth side are playing their French counterparts in the first of a two-Test series at Grattan Stadium, Bradford, on Friday April 22 Kick-off 14:30.

England Youth are coached by Dave Elliott who said: (quote) I am hoping the Academy success against Australia will be a catalyst for these younger guys. They have seen what can be achieved with hard work. The Academy side worked hard all season, both on and off the field, to improve themselves as players and as people and that is the message we want to send to the youth side – that hard work can be rewarded by playing for England and gaining international success. It is early doors for these guys however. There are 17 who were in the squad last year and they have showed some potential so it will be interesting to see how they perform 12 months down the line. It will also be good to see how the newcomers handle the step up from community clubs and scholarship programmes to international level and how they all progress during the season. (end quote)

Both of England’s games against France on Friday April 22 and Tuesday April 26 kick-off 13:30pm will be played at Odsal.

England Youth 39-man Squad

Alex Abbott-Tavener (Harlequins RL)
Jack Anderson (Hull FC)
Jordan Baldwinson (Leeds Rhinos)
Josh Casey (Bradford Bulls)
Oliver Davies (St Helens)
Bradley Day (Leeds Rhinos)
Jake Dehal Clark (Castleford Tigers)
Kyle Dempsey (Wigan Warriors)
Zak Dewhirst (Warrington Wolves)
Kane Ditchfield (St. Helens)
Lewis Galbraith (St. Helens)
Gabriel Gatu (Hull FC)
Oliver Gildart (Wigan Warriors)
Ryan Hampshire (Wigan Warriors)
Jordan Harper (Leeds Rhinos)
Ali Ibrahim (Hull FC)
Joe Keyes (Harlequins RL)
Ryan Langton (Hull FC)
Bradley Lawrence (Wigan Warriors)
Michael Learmonth (Leeds Rhinos)
Scott Lee (Leeds Rhinos)
Arron Lewczenko (Wigan Warriors)
Harry Lightfoot Brown (Harlequins RL)
Jack Logan (Hull FC)
Ryan Maneely (Warrington Wolves)
Matthew Marsh (Hull KR)
Alex Mellor (Bradford Bulls)
William Milner (Warrington Wolves)
Curtis Naughton (Bradford Bulls)
Ben Parry (St Helens)
Greg Richards (St Helens)
Andre Savelio (St Helens)
Jake Shorrocks (Wigan Warriors)
Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos)
Connor Taylor (Castleford Tigers)
Lewis Tierney (Wigan Warriors)
Bobby Tyson-Wilson (Hull FC)
Ben White (Leeds Rhinos)
George Williams (Wigan Warriors)