Ben Redshaw trains with England World Cup squad
The 18-year-old is spending this week training with England at Le Touquet in northern France, helping their preparations for Saturday’s opening game against Argentina.
England Under-18s captain Redshaw was capped a year young by England Under-19s last season, and plays full-back or centre.
The West Park Leeds product is in his first season in the Falcons’ senior academy having completed his studies at Sedbergh School, and scored a try in the club’s recent ‘True North Origin’ game at Kingston Park.
Newcastle Falcons head coach Alex Codling said: “England’s team management contacted us about how we could help them prepare for Saturday’s game against Argentina, and this is a great opportunity for Ben.
“He’s a very talented young player and will benefit hugely from being in that environment for a week over in France.
“It’s a great life experience and learning opportunity for him, and we as a club are very keen to have those connections with the national team set-up.”
Newcastle Falcons open their season on Saturday with a Premiership Rugby Cup trip to Ampthill (kick-off 3pm).
The first home game of the season is on Friday September 15 when Bedford Blues visit Kingston Park.
Tickets for the 7.45pm kick-off are available by [**clicking here**], with season ticket holders and seasonal hospitality guests reminded that this game IS included in their 2023-24 package.