Somerset RFU Under 18's


Somerset Under 18's Group 2018/2019 Season


Coaching Team - Rozalind Forbes & Tom Fogerty


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Somerset RFU Under 18's Training Squad 2018/2019


Congratulations to the following players who have been selected in the Somerset Under 18's county training squad for the 2018/19 programme. Please note this is not a guarantee of playing in a county fixture. It is a guarantee of providing an opportunity and resources to become in this environment the best player you can be in order that you can strive to find your personal best. 

2018/2019 Training Squad - George Perry,Will Bailey,Frank Worle,Dominic Redwood,Oliver Dark,Tom Broom,Ashley Linton,Corey Baker,Callum Pitt,Lewis Tutt, Solomon Taufa,Thomas Kessler,Ben Hansford-Holt,Ewan Griffith,William De Boehmler,Will Hodgson,Joseph Concannon,Oliver Ryan,Tom Hazell-Evans,Oliver Davies,Oliver Fearon,William Pearce,Alfie Pugh,Joel Macfarlane,Will Andrews,James Fortune,Will Perry,Matt Carr,Henry Stratton,Ruach Schofield,Gene Norris,Will Anning,Joe Martin,Harry Power, Olly Brown.

 The following players are not selected in the initial squad however are on the standby list to join the squad should an injury occur during the programme .

Billy Lindsay,Finlay Pocock,Louis Venn,Thomas Read,Tom Gould,Henry Batth,Martell Payn


Friday 16 November Hornets RFC 7-9pm TRG
Friday 23 November Hornets RFC 7-9pm TRG
Friday 30 November Hornets RFC 7-9pm TRG
Saturday 1 December u18 County Fixture 11am kick off Hornets RFC
Friday 7 December Hans Price Academy 3G (BS23 3QP) 7.30-9pm TRG
Friday 14 December Venue Price Academy 3G (BS23 3QP) 7.30-9pm TRG
Saturday 15 December u18s v Buckinghamshire 2pm Kick Off Hornets RFC


Somerset RFU U 18 County 1st Trial Outcome 2018

Thank you for your attendance on Sunday 28 October 2018 at Keynsham RFC. Our thanks to Keynsham RFC for the use of the club and all of you that contributed to an exciting afternoons rugby.
Again it has demonstrated to us the huge potential the county of Somerset has. We hope you the players all enjoyed the opportunity to template yourselves against other players in a different playng environment, even if the afternoon was a little disjointed. Thank you for your patience and understanding. The coaches and selectors present thank you for your terrific intent to play and great attitudes shown. There followed some really challenging selection decisions. A great example of "Challenging & Potential" was demonstrated at "9" where we saw 10 very capable scrum halves with bags of potential.
Only those listed below have been selected to take part in the Gloucestershire & Somerset final trial game. You were all informed would be taking place this coming Sunday 4th November at Oxstalls Tennis Centre, Gloucester, GL2 9EB. It is a 1130am meet for a 1230 kick off.
 Please Note that a further selection meeting will take place after the Gloucestershire trial game and a final squad will be selected from those below. Please do not assume as a result of being selected in the group below you WILL be selected to attend further training sessions and matches.
If you are not on the list below then unfortunately on this occasion you have not been selected to join the Somerset Under 18's group this season. You may have further opportunities depending on Injury and of course if you are a "This season" Under 17. Dates for this U 17 trial is dedicated in the RFU Structured season.
Sunday 4th November
Somerset U 18 Final Trial Squad 
Oliver Dark,George Perry,Ash Linton,Solomon Taufa,Tom Read,Louis Venn,Joseph Martin,Martell Payne,Ruach Schofield,Lewis Tutt,Will Andrews,Will Bailey,Tom Broom,Frank Worle,Thomas Kessler,Ewan Griffith,Billy Lindsay,Will Pearce,Matt Carr,James Fortune,Henry Stratton,CallumPitt,Will De Boehmler,Joel Macfarlane,Henry Bath,Will Hodgson,Ollie Davies,Alfie Pugh,Oliver Ryan,Finlay Pocock,Ben Hansford-Holt,Will Perry, Joe Concannon,Ollie Fearon,Tom Hazel-Evans,Corey Baker,Dominic Redwood,Jack Jenkin.
Will Anning,Gene Norris only - You DO NOT need to attend the Gloucester trial game as a result of the injuries sustained in the trial. PLEASE REST and attend the first county training session.
The following 3 players O.Brown, T.Gould & H.Power are to do as follows - Olly Brown and Tom Gould are invited to attend the Gloucester trial game and play.
H Power, W Anning, G Norris are the only players at this stage of the selection process invited to attend the First training session.
Sunday 4th November trial squad for matches v Gloucestershire trial group
1130am meet 1230pm kick off Oxstalls tennis centre, Gloucester, GL2 9EB ( this is a 3G surface)






 Somerset U18's Eligibility


Players who are currently eligible for U18’s age grade rugby.


 The County Objective for this age group is to have development based selection giving aspiring U18 players within Somerset the opportunity to represent and wear the County shirt.


 To qualify to represent the County, players must match at least one of the following criteria:-


 (a) Somerset born


 (b) Living in Somerset


 (c) Attending a Somerset School


 (d) Playing for an affiliated Combination club.