Following the recent South West and subsequent England trials two Cornish players have been selected to start in the game v Nottingham on Tuesday 9th May before the final 23 travel to Holland for a tour.
Fraser Honey (pictured) Fly Half for Cornwall U20 and Launceston is joined by Toby Robinson Cornwall U20 and St Austell in the starting 15.
CRFU President Peter James said “It is great to see both Fraser and Toby being selected for the England counties U20. It is a great honour for the 2 players but also a reflection on Cornwall. This is the start of their senior playing careers and having played for Cornwall U20 this season now to be playing as a part of an England team is massive for both of them”
England selectors have selected a 22 and 3 travelling reserves to play Nottingham Academy next Tuesday after which 23 players will be selected for the tour of Holland.
Cornwall U20 Team Manager Chris Lea said “This is a fantastic honour for the guys but also acts as encouragement for others to come and be part of the county set up. It is additional commitment from your club rugby but you might get the chance to pull on an England shirt”
The England Counties team is selected from players who have play in this season’s competition for their counties. Following the pool stages, players are selected for south west trials and from that a south west team is selected. The regional team’s meet at a central location over a weekend and from these trials the final England Counties U20 team is selected.
Cornwall U20 coach Mike Rawlings said “I am delighted to see Fraser and Toby selected for the England Counties team. They were both a valuable part of our squad this season and this selection reflects on the whole squad and Cornwall set up”
Hugo Culverhouse Wadebridge Camels, Noah Nash Brixham and Declan Matthews Redruth were also a part of the south west team but on this occasion were not selected.