South west students set to go

SOUTH WEST UNIVERSITIES have confirmed their squad for the clash with South East Universities at Maidenhead RUFC on Sunday (26 November).

The game is part of a selection process for the England Students side that will compete in the World Cup in Australia next year.
Head Coach Dan Poulton and his assistant Alex Ford have selected Joe Rider, Lewis McKissick, Brad Kislingbury, Frankie Foster, Errol Carter, Ben Stead, Archie Gibbs, James Mason, Connor Jones, Danny Fallon, Callum Bradbury, Luke Stephens, Malikhi Lloyd-Jones, Harry Kidd (all University of Gloucestershire), Dan Taylor, Jason Akwenuke, Tom Slater (all University of Exeter), Rex Boultor, Sam Bragoli Jones (all University of Bath), Jack Gregory (Cardiff Met).

Meanwhile several players selected from the University of Gloucestershire have signed professional terms with the All Golds. Ben Stead played at Hemel Stags last season along with Malikhi Lloyd-Jones, while Errol Carter was at Oxford last year..

Adam Hughes, Further & Higher Education Manager at the Rugby Football League, said: “It is a great opportunity for students in the region to showcase their talent on a wider stage and progress through the performance pathway.”