19th July 2018, 10:21 | college_

England Colleges 2018 squad announced

England Colleges 2018 squad announced

The England Colleges squad has been selected for the winter international against the Australian Schoolboys as part of their five-game tour of England.

The match will be held at Kingston Park Stadium, home of Newcastle Thunder, on Sunday, November 25, 3pm kick off.

The squad was selected from a programme which initially started with preparation groups run in the North and the Midlands and culminated with a series of matches held at Loughborough University.

Head coaches Jonny Tuson and Greg Mannion will now lead a number of training sessions before selecting the team for the fixture.

Players involved come from a wide range of colleges and different programmes which reflects the strength of the game within Further Education and the opportunity to be Dual Career athletes working on both qualifications and a player pathway.

National Player Development Manager at the Rugby Football League, Phil Jones, said: "Players involved come from a wide range of colleges and different programmes which reflects the strength of the game within Further Education and the opportunity to be Dual Career athletes working on both qualifications and a player pathway.

"I am really looking forward to seeing how the squad shapes up under the guidance of Greg and Jonny.

"The standard on show in the matches at Loughborough was very high and reflects the need for second chance pathways which offer the opportunity for international honours and perhaps also into the professional game.

"Players develop at different ages so no one size fits all.

"England Colleges allows players who are later developers, new to the game or need a second chance, to showcase their talents alongside studying for qualifications."

Squad

  • Jake Stockdale - Furness College
  • Kian Morgan - Huddersfield Elite Sports Education/Huddersfield Giants Development Squad Cat 3
  • Jack Ratcliffe - Onside Sports Education/Red Devils Education Academy
  • Nico Rizzelli - Myerscough College
  • Tyler Lancaster - Furness College
  • Harry Moxham - Winstanley College
  • Jordan Paga - Halifax Elite Rugby Academy
  • Luke Dale - Winstanley College
  • Jake Carter - Furness College
  • Bob Jowett - Huddersfield Elite Sports Education/Huddersfield Giants Development Squad Cat 3
  • Ethan Yates - Runshaw College
  • James Hague - Loughborough College/Midlands Hurricanes Cat 3
  • Cameron Stewart - Loughborough College/Midlands Hurricanes Cat 3
  • Harry Hatton - Cowley International College Sixth Form, St Helens/Cowley Saints Cat 3
  • Ryan Dearing - St Marys College, Hull
  • Oliver Stone - Loughborough College/Midlands Hurricanes Cat 3
  • Ben Holmes - Myerscough College
  • James Szuluk - Huddersfield Elite Sports Education/Huddersfield Giants Development Squad Cat 3
  • Ryan Woolfenden - Runshaw College
  • Jamie Morris - Cowley International College Sixth Form, St Helens/Cowley Saints Cat 3
  • Josh Wilcock - Huddersfield Elite Sports Education/Huddersfield Giants Development Squad Cat 3
  • Niall Collett - Loughborough College/Midlands Hurricanes Cat 3
  • Billy Westerman - Wakefield College/Wakefield College Wildcats Cat 3
  • Josh Jackson Loughborough College/Midlands Hurricanes Cat 3


Coaching Staff

  • Head Coach – Jonny Tuson (Runshaw College) & Greg Mannion (Midlands Hurricanes)
  • Assistant Coach – Danny Barton (Salford Red Devils) & Andy Grundy (Myerscough College)