Dugdale and Wilkinson in England U16’s squad

Date: 05 April 2016

Congratulations to Preston Grasshoppers Mini/Juniors Sam Dugdale and Kieran Wilkinson who have  been picked for England Under 16’s in their match against Wales on Saturday 16th April.

Sam (pictured above, back row, second from left) has been picked to start the game at Number 8 with Kieran (front row, sixth from right) selected amongst the replacements.

This is a fanstastic achievement for two talented rugby players, Kieran has been at Hoppers since he was 5 and was awarded his “Knee high to a Grasshopper” award earlier this year, while Sam started relatively late as an Under 12 but has progressed brilliantly.

Both are pupils at Kirkham Grammar school and have played all season for the First XV and are in the Sale Sharks Academy playing in the U18s team.

We would like to wish both Sam and Kieran the best of luck against Wales. You are a credit to the club and yourselves.

Wales U16 v England U16
Sunday 17th April
Kick Off 14.30 at Caerphilly

England U16 XV:

15 Will Simonds (Wasps & Royal Latin)
14 Jon Searle (Harlequins & Brighton College)
13 Harry Barlow (Harlequins & Cranleigh)
12 Oliver Lawrence (Worcester Warriors & Old Swinford Hospital)
11 Morgan Passman (Newcastle Falcons & Egglescliffe)
10 Ollie Bluck (Saracens & New Hall)
9 Caolan Englefield (Harlequins & Wimbledon College)
1 Tom Furnival (Worcester Warriors & Ellesmere College)
2 Jack Musk (Harlequins & St John’s, Leatherhead)
3 Will Capon (Bristol & Bristol Grammar School)
4 Max Ayling (London Irish & Thames Mead)
5 Alex Coles (Northampton Saints & The Perse)
6 Jack Glover (Harlequins & Harrow)
7 Luke James (Harlequins & Cavendish)
8 Sam Dugdale (Sale Sharks & Kirkham Grammar School)

16 Bevan Rodd (Sale Sharks & Sedbergh)
17 Samson Ma’asi (Northampton Saints & Wooton Upper)
18 Reece Amir (Newcastle Falcons & Durham)
19 Tom Fawcett (Worcester Warriors & Warwick)
20 Dan Cuthbert (Harlequins & City of London Freemen’s)
21 Tom Walsh (Sale Sharks & St Ambrose College)
22 Kieran Wilkinson (Sale Sharks (Kirkham Grammar School)
23 Connor Doherty (Sale Sharks & St Ambrose College)

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