Durham County U20s head to Twickenham for Championship Final
Durham County U20s are set to travel to England’s home of rugby for the County Championship Final.
Twickenham welcome Durham County U20s and Yorkshire U20s tomorrow in the Jason Leonard U20 County Championship Final.
In order to make their way to Twickenham, Durham have had some long journeys including the semi final which saw them play Kent at Cranbrook RUFC winning 28-18.
Yorkshire have come up against Durham during the group stages of the competition seeing the wearsiders grasp a 15-12 victory.
However, on the home soil of rugby it will be all to fight for as both sides will be looking to lift the trophy at Twickenham.
Head Coach of Durham County U20s, Sean Wiles said: “I could not be prouder of our squad of players.
“It was especially good to make such long away trips for the quarter and semi finals and return with two wins.”
The U20s team is made up of players from numerous clubs across the County including: Durham University, Blaydon RFC, Hartbury College, Darlington Mowden Park, Leeds Beckett University, Durham City, Gateshead College, Billingham RFC, Middlesbrough RFC and Hartlepool RFC.
Chairman of the Durham County U20s, Bill Lynch said: “This year has seen outstanding achievements for our team.
“Not only have we reached the final of the Cup this year after having only been promoted from the Shields competition, but we are so pleased to have five of our squad selected for the North U20s.
“It is phenomenal to see such great accomplishments as a County and players opening routes for potential to play for England.”
Durham County U20s selected to travel to Twickenham are:
|Jonathan Edes||Durham University||1|
|Jack Beckwith||Blaydon RFC||2|
|Elliott Beattie||Hartbury College||3|
|Alex Charlton||Blaydon RFC||4|
|Sean Richardson||Durham University||6|
|Lewis Roxby||Leeds Beckett University||8|
|Ollie Green||Durham University||9|
|Ben Scher||Durham University||10|
|Jack Hedley||Durham University||11|
|James Cooney (Capt.)||Blaydon RFC||13|
|Garry Izomor||Durham City RFC||14|
|Aaron Stephenson||Gateshead College||16|
|Mikey Serino||Billingham RFC||17|
|Kieran Clark||Middlesbrough RFC||18|
|Ben Walton||Billingham RFC||19|
|Miles Rawstron-Rudd||Durham University||21|
|Lewis Wilson||Hartlepool RFC||22|
Callum Burke and Paddy Dolaghan will travel with Durham U20s as reserves.
Durham U20 Management/Coaching Staff
Bill Lynch – Chairman
Stuart Langthorne – Team Manager
Sean Wiles – Head Coach
Richard Thirkell – Forwards Coach
Jeff Lamb – Backs Coach
Lolly Pearse – Physiotherapist
Cheryl Gartland – Physiotherapist
Billy Hunter – Kit Man
The game will kick off at Twickenham at 5pm and can be live streamed at www.englandrugby.com
Lynch added: “It is ground for a great game as shown by the score the last time we met and it appears that a large number of supporters will travel to Twickenham to cheer the team on.”
By Clarissa Murphy