Sam Graham set for England U18s duty v SA

Friday 18 August 2023 Written by: Alan

The game takes place at Paarl Boys High School in the Western Cape with a 2.30pm UK-time kick-off.

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Durham School tight-head Graham came on from the bench in last weekend’s tour opener as England thumped France Under-18s 41-0, and scored one of England’s tries when they won 76-15 against a Western Province XV on Tuesday.

England Under-18s head coach Jonathan Pendlebury said: “While Western Province was able to put us under pressure around the set piece in our second match, we were really impressed with the maturity and patience our lads showed in defence and the intent with which they attacked.

“The hosts, South Africa, will play with passion in front of a vocal home crowd on Saturday, so not only will it be a tough contest but a wonderful opportunity for our players to grow in trying conditions.

“We have spoken about opportunities to continue exploring and leaving better as a team, players and people than when we arrived. We are keen to see what learning we can take into the final game and how much better we can be.”

**England Under-18s team**

15 Jack Bracken (Saracens, St Albans School)

14 Angus Hall (Saracens, The Judd School, Tonbridge)

13 Nick Lilley (Exeter Chiefs, Exeter College)

12 Toby Baker (Bristol Bears, St. Peters School)

11 Charlie Griffin (South Central London Academy, Harrow School)

10 Ollie Davies (Sale Sharks, Kirkham Grammar)

9 Lucas Friday (Harlequins, Trinity School)

1 Jamie Miller (Harlequins, Whitgift School)

2 Kepueli Tuipulotu (South Central London Academy, Harrow School)

3 Billy Sela (Bath Rugby, Beechen Cliff)

4 Junior Kpoku (Exeter Chiefs, Finborough School)

5 Olamide Sodeke (Saracens, Gravesend Grammar School)

6 Ronan Daniell (Harlequins, Hurstpierpoint College)

7 Charlie West (Saracens, St Albans School)

8 Solomon Shand (Gloucester Rugby, Hartpury College)


16 Alfie Longstaff (Yorkshire Academy, Woodhouse Grove)

17 Will Conduit (Midlands West, Stourport College, ACE)

18 Sam Graham (Newcastle Falcons, Durham School)

19 Tayo Adegbemile (South Central London Academy, St Albans School)

20 Connor Treacey (Bath Rugby, Beechen Cliff)

21 Jack Lightbown (Sale Sharks, The Sixth Form Bolton)

22 Dom Hanson (Sale Sharks, Stockport Grammar)

23 Louie Platt (Yorkshire Academy, Mount St. Mary’s)

24 Toby Wilson (Sale Sharks, Kings Macclesfield)

25 Billy Pasco (Northampton Saints)

26 Finn Newton (Saracens, Haileybury)