England u18 Clubs and Schools
I have just returned from a week in Marcoussis in France for the triangular tournament against the French and Irish. The results went against us but the squad performed superbly demonstrating the very best of the RFU core values. The aim of our programme is to develop and improve young players by exposing them to the elite environment. The system has an impressive track record with Joe Marler and Joe Launchbury being amongst our alumni. The management team and our fantastic coaches, Dave Reed and Giles Heagerty did an incredible job in developing the squad, skill-sets and players. Paris was looking particularly fine. I’m looking forward to next years tournament to be held In England where we will be looking to get even with our friends in France and Ireland.