County U18s

Durham County Under 18’s 

The Durham County U18’s started their campaign for the 2016/2017 season in October 2016 and will play three games through to November to defend their undefeated title!

Before the team selection process, the U18s completed two training sessions where nominated players are invited along to demonstrate their skills and eligibility to be picked for the final 33 man squad.

After the assessment process the U18s was thinned out to pick a representative team! The competition continues at training as players are in contest for places in the match day squad.

Coaches and Managers 

Lead Coach – Chris Webb with Luke Monument and Chris McTurk

Team Manager – Stuart Hardy

Training

Durham County training will continue on Friday October, 28 at East Durham College, Peterlee from 6pm -7pm.    All 33 players will train in preparation for squad selection for Sunday’s game against Cumbria at Lymm on Sunday October, 30.

See 33 man squad

2016/2017 Team Photo

Back row (left to right):  Reuben Blades, Tom Hall, Ryan Allan, Andrew West, Jake Linighan, Ben Walton, Liam Checksfield, Zak Day, Ewan Hamilton, Ben Pawlett, Will Johnson, James Souter Front row (left to right): Luke Shaw, Sam Newton, Elliott Trott, Mitch Corney,Kieran Clark, Adam Sunley, Andrew Miller, Alfie Lawson, James Burdon, John Clouson

Back row (left to right):
Reuben Blades, Tom Hall, Ryan Allan, Andrew West, Jake Linighan, Ben Walton, Liam Checksfield, Zak Day, Ewan Hamilton, Ben Pawlett, Will Johnson, James Souter
Front row (left to right):
Luke Shaw, Sam Newton, Elliott Trott, Mitch Corney,Kieran Clark, Adam Sunley, Andrew Miller, Alfie Lawson, James Burdon, John Clouson

 

UPCOMING GAMES FOR THE COUNTY U18 FOR 2016/17

This year the U18s will compete in three fixtures listed below:

Sunday Oct, 23: Durham V Lancashire @ Aspatria RFC – KO 12.45  : 41-40 victory

Sunday Oct, 30: Durham V Cumbria @Lymm RFC – KO 12.45    : 47-5 victory 

Sunday Nov, 6: Durham v Northumbria @ West Hartlepool RFC – KO 2pm : 22-12 victory 

Congratulations to Durham U18 Men’s team as they retained the Watt/Davy trophy after their hard fought victory with  Northumberland concluding three victories this season.  

County U18s vs Lancashire U18s: October, 23 2016

Durham County U18s had to overhaul a significant deficit to secure a win in their opening game of the 2016-17 campaign.

Despite scoring first, Durham trailed 33-10 at the break. However, confidence in the Durham camp remained positive and rightly so as they dominated the second half with the coaches game plan ending in a marginal but earned 41-40 win over their Lancashire counterparts.

See Report

County U18s vs Cumbria U18s: October, 30 2016

Durham County U18s led with a clean sheet until the half time whistle and went on to win 47-5 in a confidence filled performance away to Cumbria at Lymm.

The opponents were only able to make one bounce back unconverted try to start the second half before the Durham boys were back at it again.

See Report

County U18s vs Northumberland U18s:  November, 6 2016

Durham secured their third and final win of the season against Northumberland U18s.  This saw they see in a second season undefeated and secure the Watt/ Davy Trophy after a hard fought fight.

Following three great performances, the Durham U18s await the news of who will be selected to attend the North of England assessment day.

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SEASON  2015/2016 : The County U18s remained undefeated in their three games.  

On Sunday October, 25 Durham defeated Cumbria at the Lancashire Festival at Liverpool St Helens RFC

See Photos

On Sunday Nov, 1 Durham traveled to Morpeth to play Cheshire as part of the Northumberland Festival.

See Photos

Sunday Nov, 29 saw Durham face their local rivals Northumberland in a stand alone fixture.  Despite difficult conditions including strong wind, cold temperatures and heavy rain both sides contributed to a very competitive and entertaining game.  Durham won the game 17-27 to make it 3 wins from 3 this season see more   

See Photos


For more information or for contact details get in touch with Clarissa Murphy at the Durham County office on 0191 477 2959

Upcoming Events

  • September 27, 2017
    • Girls Schools Cup R1
      2:30 pm

      This year the Schoosl Union have partnered with the RFU Professsional staff to bring back the County Cup. The Girls will kick start this with their central venue event at Horden and Peterlee RFC.

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