Brantingham on England U18s bench against Ireland

Tuesday 16 April 2019 Written by: Adam

The match at Worcester’s Sixways ground is a 1.40pm kick-off and will be shown live in the UK on FreeSports TV.

Brantingham was on the bench last weekend when England opened their campaign with a 38-20 victory over Wales at Hartpury.

England’s pathway performance coach Jim Mallinder said: “We were generally quite pleased with the first outing against Wales but there are still lots of areas where we can improve as a team, so that’s what we’ll be aiming to do.

“In the set piece we didn’t get much ball in the second half so we’re working on that, and we want to play with a bit more continuity and an attacking intent.

“We’ve watched Ireland, we know they are a quality side and were unfortunate not to beat France in the first match of the festival, so we know we are going to have to play well and defend well.

“It’s very difficult when you only come together for one-off games so it’s been great to have everyone together for a longer period, and we’ve had a good build-up to Wednesday’s game and feel we’re making good progress as a team.”

Following Wednesday’s meeting with Ireland, England conclude their campaign by facing France at Gloucester’s Kingsholm ground on Sunday, with the 1.40pm kick-off being shown live on FreeSports TV.

**England Under-18s v Ireland Under-18s**

15 George Worboys, Bath Rugby (Beechen Cliff)

14 Jack Bates, Bristol Bears (SGS College)

13 Tom Roebuck, Sale Sharks (Wirral Grammar)

12 Phil Cokanasiga, London Irish (St Pauls College)

11 Jude Williams, Wasps (Caterham School)

10 Orlando Bailey, Bath Rugby (Beechen Cliff School)

9 Raphael Quirke, Sale Sharks (St Ambrose College)

1 Luke Green, London Irish (St Paul’s Catholic College)

2 John Stewart, Bath Rugby (Beechen Cliff School)

3 Fin Baxter, Harlequins (Wellington College)

4 George Martin, Leicester Tigers (Brooksby Melton College)

5 Ewan Richards Bath Rugby (Millfield School)

6 Ollie Stonham, Saracens (Felsted School)

7 Josh Gray, Gloucester Rugby (Dean Close School)

8 Will Trenholm, Harlequins (Cranleigh School)


16 Sam Riley, Harlequins (St George’s Weybridge)

17 Phil Brantingham, Newcastle Falcons (Royal Grammar School)

18 Jenson Boughton, Gloucester Rugby (Hartpury College)

19 Archie Benson, Gloucester Rugby (Dean Close School)

20 Jack Clement, Gloucester Rugby (Cheltenham College)

21 Jack van Poortvliet, Leicester Tigers (Oakham School)

22 Tom Curtis, Sale Sharks (Sedbergh School)

23 Joe Carpenter, Yorkshire Carnegie (Woodhouse Grove)