YOUNG RHINOS GET ENGLAND CALL UP
Three young Rhinos, who are part of the club’s Scholarship Scheme have been named in their respective England squads for forthcoming internationals.
Three young Rhinos, who are part of the club’s Scholarship Scheme have been named in their respective England squads for forthcoming internationals. England Youth Under-15s and the English Schools Rugby League Under-16s have announced their squads for upcoming internationals. The Under 15s squad will begin preparing for their annual match against the Welsh Under-16 team at Brewery Field, Bridgend on Friday 14th April 2006 (ko 1pm) while the English Schools Under 16s squad will prepare for the tour of France, also in April. The game against Wales will be England Under 15s’ fourth fixture of this type between the two countries and England won have all the previous encounters. Commenting on the game, England Under 15’s Head Coach Chris Chapman said: "We are expecting a tough encounter with Wales. However, we have the best available talent that has been identified through our extensive player pathway. All the players are keen to do well in their first year of international Rugby League". The 22 man English Schools Rugby League Under-16s squad will play two international matches and a fixture against a Regional select side. The opening international will be in Perpignan on Monday 17th April, followed by a match on 20th April against a French Regional select in Albi. The second international will also be in Albi on the 23rd April. Last year the English Schools team faced the touring France team and won both international encounters. Ian Davies, the chairman of the English Schools Rugby League, will manage the Under 16 team and he said: "All the players are thoroughly looking forward to the challenge of a French tour. There is a great history to this tour and this group of players will be looking to set high standards both on and off the field as expected of international players." England Youth Under 15s Squad Listed with Amateur club; Service Area and Scholarship club) Josh Barlow (Kings Cross; Calderdale; Wigan Warriors) Scott Clarke (Thatto Heath; St Helens; St.Helens) Will Colleran (Shaw Cross; Kirklees; Castleford Tigers) Jonathan Davies (Lock Lane; Wakefield; Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) Niall Kerr (Barrow Island; Barrow & Sth Lakes; Thorncliffe High, Barrow Raiders) Scott Leatherbarrow (Wigan St Patricks; Wigan & Leigh; Wigan Warriors) Matthew Massey (East Leeds; Leeds; Leeds Rhinos) Gareth Melling (Orrell St James: Wigan & Leigh; Wigan Warriors) Joseph Mellor (Latchford Albion; Warrington; Warrington Wolves) Joe Molyneux (Orrell St James; St Helens; St. Helens) David Morris (West Hull; Hull; Hull FC) Nathan Powley (East Hull: Hull; Hull FC) Daniel Rayson (Broughton Reds; Allerdale & Carlisle; Whitehaven) Jack Reid (Rylands; Warrington; Warrington Wolves) Tom Stancliffe (York Acorn; Nth Yorks; Hull FC) Shane Tasker Howard (Dewsbury Celtic; Kirklees; Leeds Rhinos) Matthew Wildey (Stanley Rangers; Wakefield; Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) Maxwell Wiper (Barrow Island; Barrow; Barrow Raiders) English Schools Under 16s Squad Listed with School, Service Area and professional club: Shaun Ainscough (St Thomas College; Wigan & Leigh; Wigan Warriors) Karl Ashall (Golborne High; Wigan & Leigh; St Helens) Jake Bassinder(Castleford High; Wakefield; Castlelford Tigers) Keal Carlile (Carlton High; Wakefield; Bradford Bulls) Steve Crossley (Thornton Grammar; Bradford & Keighley) Dominic Dee (Withernsea; Hull; unattached) Andrew Dixon (St Gregory’s; St Helens; St Helens) Liam Farrell (St John Fisher; Wigan & Leigh; Wigan Warriors) Jamie Fisher (St Edmund Arrowsmith RC; St Helens; St Helens) Mathew Fox (Cockburn High; Leeds; unattached) Gareth Frodsham (St Augustines; St Helens; St Helens) Stuart Howarth (St Thomas Moor; Wigan & Leigh; Wigan Warriors) Jason Crookes (Honley High; Kirklees; Bradford Bulls) Adam Jones (Fulford Comp; Nth Yorkshire; Castleford Tigers) David Leeke (Oaklands; North Yorkshire; Leeds Rhinos) Richard Lopag; Rastrick High; Calderdale; Huddersfield Giants) Richard Myler; St Peter & St Paul; Halton; Widnes Vikings) Richard Owen (Cathedral High; Wakefield; Castleford Tigers) Brett Robinson (St John Fisher; Wigan & Leigh: Wigan Warriors) Liam Watts (Airedale High; Wakefield, Castleford Tigers) Joe Westerman (Airedale High; Wakefield; unattached) Gary Wheeler (St Cuthberts; St Helens; St Helens)