Two of Gloucester's talented youngsters will be in more international action for England over the next few weeks.
19 year-old full-back Olly Morgan continues in the England U21s squad, after a try-scoring appearance in the win over Italy last week.
Ryan Lamb has been playing scrum-half this season for England U19s and grabbed two tries for his age group in last week's win. The 18 year-old half-back has been named in the England U19 squad for the World Cup at the end of the month.
The official website rounds up the news from both the U21s and U19s camps.
England's U21 coaches Jim Mallinder and Nigel Redman have named a 26-man training squad for their final match of the 2005 U21 Six Nations against Scotland on Friday (18 Mar, Franklin's Gardens, kick off 7.30pm).
Mallinder was pleased with the side's performance in their last game against Italy. The 31-14 win over the young Azzuri followed their 28-6 win over Ireland in Dublin two weeks ago.
He said: "We are improving all the time. We know Scotland are a good strong side and we are looking forward to the challenge."
England training squad
Richard Blaze - Worcester
Neil Briggs - Rotherham
Sean Cox - Sale Sharks
Michael Cusack - Leeds Tykes
Martin Halsall - Sale Sharks
Matt Hampson - Leicester Tigers
James Haskell - London Wasps
Mark Hopley - Worcester Warriors
Tom Rees - London Wasps
Tom Ryder - Leicester Tigers
David Seymour - Saracens
Dan Smith - Bath
Wayne Thompson - Bristol
Richard Thorpe - London Irish
David Ward - Bath
Tom Biggs - Leeds Tykes
Ross Broadfoot - Leicester Tiger
Matt Cornwell - Leicester Tigers
Ryan Davis - Bath
Lee Dickson - Newcastle Falcons
Ben Foden - Sale Sharks
Toby Flood - Newcastle Falcons
Topsy Ojo - London Irish
Olly Morgan - Gloucester
Tom Varndell - Leicester Tigers
Simon Whatling - Worcester
England U21 Six Nations Results
England U21 21 - 32 Wales U21 (Friday 4th February, Newport)
England U21 17 - 20 France U21 (Friday 11th February, Northampton)
England U21 28 - 6 Ireland U21 (Friday 25th February, Donnybrook)
England U21 31 - 14 Italy U21 (Friday 11th March, Northampton Saints)
England U21 Six Nations Fixtures:
England U21s v Scotland U21, Friday 18th March, Northampton Saints 7.30pm
Following their 50-8 Grand Slam deciding win against Italy on Friday night, the England U19 squad flying to Durban at the end of the month to compete in the IRB U19 World Championship has been named by coach Tosh Askew.
Askew said: "We are very excited about the prospect of taking on the best in the world because, after our performance in the Six Nations, I think we have the potential to be the best in the world."
The quad of 26 is as follows:
Chris Brooker (Bath)
Rob Webber (Leeds Tykes)
Dylan Hartley (Worcester)
Tom Mercey (Saracens)
Alex Rogers (NEC Harlequins)
Kevin Davis (Leicester Tigers)
James Inglis (NEC Harlequins)
Jordan Crane (Leeds Tykes) Captain
Alex Rae (Worcester)
Mike Myerscough (Bath)
Donald Barrell (Saracens)
Andrew Boyde (Leeds Tykes)
David Tait (Sale Sharks)
Marc Howgate (Leicester Tigers)
Danny Care (Leeds Tykes)
Ryan Lamb (Gloucester)
Shane Geraghty (London Irish)
Danny Cipriani (London Wasps)
Alex Wright (Leicester Tigers)
Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
Adam Powell (Saracens)
Dominic Shabbo (London Irish)
Dominic Waldouck (London Wasps)
Anthony Allen (NEC Harlequins)
Uche Oduoza (Worcester)
David Doherty (Leeds Tykes)
Speaking after the 15-11 win over Bath at the Rec on Friday evening, David Humphreys heaped praise on his players, pointing out how they had bounced back after last week's tough defeat to overcome a rough start before controlling the game and earning the win.
Gloucester Rugby hooker Richard Hibbard spoke to the local media this week as the Cherry and Whites prepare to face Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership. The Welshman is ready to bounce back at The Rec.
Speaking to the local media about the local derby against Bath at the Rec on Friday evening, Director of Rugby David Humphreys acknowledged that it will be a tough encounter but hugely exciting at the same time and one the squad are looking forward to.
A visibly disappointed Billy Twelvetrees admitted that it was a very sombre Gloucester dressing room as a last minute try and conversion condemned the Cherry and Whites to an 18-19 defeat against Leicester Tigers on Saturday.
A disappointed Tom Savage told GRTV, after the 18-19 defeat at home to the Leicester Tigers, that the whole Gloucester team had put in a fantastic effort, but just couldn't find the extra one or two percent necessary to put away a top side.
Speaking after the narrow loss to Leicester Tigers on Saturday afternoon, David Humphreys says despite there being a lot of good in Gloucester's performance, he rued the failure to close the game out, as well as thanking the home support
Kiwi second row Jeremy Thrush is thoroughly enjoying his time in Cherry and White so far, and this weekend the Leicester Tigers are the visitors to Kingsholm, and the All Black is massively excited about the challenge.
After two wins in the European Rugby Challenge Cup, securing a home quarter-final, David Humphreys told the local media this week that Gloucester are coming into Saturday's game in good physical shape having rotated the squad. However, he and the squad are prepared for a tough encounter against the Tigers.
Speaking to GRTV after the 14-11 win in Zebre on Saturday, Bill Meakes acknowledged that Zebre had forced Gloucester to dig very deep to earn the win and made a point of thanking the tremendous travelling support.
It's almost four years since Gloucester won a Premiership game at the Rec against Bath. However, they got that monkey off their back on Friday evening with a hard-fought 15-11 win in testing conditions.
John Afoa returns to the Gloucester Rugby starting line up to take on Bath Rugby at the Rec in the Aviva Premiership on Friday evening, one of three changes to the side that started against Leicester last weekend.
Great news this afternoon as Cherry and White duo Mat Protheroe and Ollie Thorley have been named to start for England as they open up their Under 20 Six Nations campaign against Scotland in Glasgow this Friday
A number of Gloucester Rugby's Academy players will be part of a Hartpury Rugby squad which will travel to Pennyhill Park on Thursday to train with Eddie Jones' England side in their build up to take on Scotland.