Dickens selects five Saints players in England Under-20s EPS squad

Former Saints coach Alan Dickens has named five Northampton players in England Under-20s' 32-man Elite Player Squad (EPS) for 2022.

Monday, 3rd January 2022, 12:31 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd January 2022, 12:34 pm
Tom Litchfield

Forwards Geordie Irvine and Tom Lockett along with backs Ethan Grayson, George Hendy and Tom Litchfield have been included.

Dickens said: “Selection for the squad has been based on a combination of things: the previous regional camps we’ve held, the work we do with the club academies and coaches, plus our knowledge of the players within the pathway.

“The communication and collaboration throughout the pathway are excellent and it’s ensuring we identify talented players and get out to see them play early.

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“I’d like to thank all the Premiership clubs, the academies, the coaches and Premiership Rugby for their support. It’s been a big team effort.

“The squad and coaching team are looking forward to two four-day camps and a training game against Oxford University in the first half of January, which is all part of our preparation for the Six Nations and our first game against Scotland.”

England men U20s Elite Player Squad – 2022

Forwards

Fin Baxter (Harlequins)

Alfie Bell (Wasps)

Lucas Brooke (London Irish)

Kofi Cripps (Wasps)

Mark Dormer (Newcastle)

Ollie Fletcher (Newcastle)

Robin Hardwick (Wasps)

Will Hobson (Harlequins)

Emeka Ilione (Leicester)

Geordie Irvine (Saints)

Tom Lockett (Saints)

Toby Knight (Saracens)

Guy Pepper (Newcastle)

Charlie Rice (Bristol)

Ewan Richards (Bath)

John Stewart (Bath)

Mike Summerfield (London Irish)

Alex Wardell (Saracens)

Backs

Henry Arundell (London Irish)

Seb Atkinson (Worcester)

Deago Bailey (Bristol)

Jamie Benson (Harlequins)

Tom Carr-Smith (Bath)

Ethan Grayson (Saints)

Olly Hartley (Wasps)

George Hendy (Saints)

Matty Jones (Gloucester)

Louie Johnson (Newcastle)

Will Joseph (London Irish)

Tom Litchfield (Saints)

Fin Smith (Worcester)

Iwan Stephens (Newcastle)