The England Under 20 squad to defend their world title in Northern Italy next month (June 2-20) has been announced today, with Gloucester Rugby Academy duo back row Joe Batley and fly half Lloyd Evans named.
Hartpury U18s won the AASE league for the sixth year in a row last week beating Filton College in the Final at Allianz Park by 50 points to nil, while Bromsgrove School won their first NatWest U18 Schools Cup.
The boot of replacement Tom Putt proved the difference as Exeter Chiefs edged a tight encounter with Gloucester Rugby 11-6, in the fifth place play-off at the Premiership Rugby/RFU U18 Academy Finals Day.
Gloucester Rugby's Academy have already seen two of their peers shine on the senior stage this season and Peter Buxton admits the Premiership Rugby / RFU U18 Academy Finals Day at Allianz Park on Monday will be a chance for every player to grab his opportunity.
Reflecting on a 10-10 draw with Sale Jets, as Gloucester United completed their regular A League campaign, Buxton accepts that despite the torrential conditions, there are plenty of good aspects and performances to take into account.