England Saxons call for Young

Monday 23 May 2016 Written by: Adam

Young forms part of a 27-man squad which also includes Leicester-bound hooker George McGuigan, the Saxons facing two games against South Africa’s second-string national side.

The first of those comes on Friday June 10 in Bloemfontein, followed on Friday June 17 in George. Both games will kick off at 6.10pm British Summer Time and will be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports.

England Saxons head coach Ali Hepher said: “Playing South Africa twice in South Africa is going to be a great challenge and a significant test for us, but it is also an incredibly exciting opportunity for the players and management to prove themselves.

“The series will give the players international experience and will be an important stepping stone towards international honours.”



Ross Harrison (Sale Sharks)

Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs)

Tommy Taylor (Wasps)

George McGuigan (Newcastle Falcons)

Jake Cooper-Woolley (Wasps)

Kieran Brookes (Northampton Saints) *16 senior England caps

James Craig (Northampton Saints)

Mitch Lees (Exeter Chiefs)

Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby)

Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby) *22 senior England caps

Dave Ewers (Exeter Chiefs)

Donovan Armand (Exeter Chiefs)

Matthew Kvesic (Gloucester) *2 senior England caps

James Chisholm (Harlequins)

Sam Jones (Wasps)


Dan Robson (Wasps)

Michael Young (Newcastle Falcons)

Oliver Devoto (Bath Rugby)

Danny Cipriani (Wasps) *14 senior England caps

Christian Wade (Wasps) *1 senior England cap

Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath Rugby) *1 senior England cap

Sam Hill (Exeter Chiefs)

Nick Tompkins (Saracens)

Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints) *13 senior England caps

Alex Lewington (London Irish)

Sam James (Sale Sharks)

Mike Haley (Sale Sharks)

**Management Team**

Head Coach – Ali Hepher (Exeter Chiefs)

Assistant Coach – Andy Titterrell (Wasps)

Assistant Coach – Alan Dickens (Northampton Saints)

Team Manager – Richard Hill