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Sharks quartet feature in U20’s finale

Four Sale Sharks Academy players all feature in the U20’s Six Nations Campaign finale.

England U20’s team to face Scotland at Franklins Gardens on Friday 15th March.

Head Coach Steve Bates has rung the changes for England’s final U20’s Six Nations match at Franklin’s Gardens this Friday night.

In total there are eight changes to the starting line up, with a large number of the players selected making their first appearance of the tournament, one such player is Sharks Gus Warr who is also on loan to Fylde Rugby this season, who is on the replacements bench.

There are also starts for Sharks Academy players Cameron Redpath and Arron Reed (both have featured for Sale FC Rugby this season), who make returns after playing senior roles for the Sharks against Leicester Tigers last weekend.

The other Shark to feature in the match day 23 is Fly Half Kieran Wilkinson (another member of the Sale FC Rugby squad this season) who is amongst the replacements as back up to Bishop’s Stortford’s Manu Vunipola (yes he is related to the Saracens duo!).

Here is the full line up for the U20’s team to face Scotland on Friday Evening on Sky Sports (7.45pm Kick Off):

15. Tom de Glanville (Bath Rugby), 14. Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish), 13. Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors), 12. Cameron Redpath (Sale Sharks), 11. Arron Reed (Sale Sharks), 10. Manu Vunipola (Saracens), 9. Ollie Fox (Yorkshire Carnegie), 1. Kai Owen (Worcester Warriors), 2. Samson Ma’asi (Northampton Saints), 3. Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers), 4. Alex Coles (Northampton Saints), 5. James Scott (Worcester Warriors), 6. Tom Willis (Wasps), 7. Aaron Hinkley (Gloucester Rugby), 8. Rusiate Tuima (Exeter Chiefs)

Replacements: 16. Alfie Barbeary (Wasps), 17. Olly Adkins (Gloucester Rugby), 18. Alfie Petch (Exeter Chiefs), 19. Jon Kpoku (Saracens), 20. Richard Capstick (Exeter Chiefs), 21. Gus Warr (Sale Sharks), 22. Kieran Wilkinson (Sale Sharks), 23. Josh Hodge (Newcastle Falcons)

Cameron Redpath of England U20 poses for a headshot at Bisham Abbey – Rogan/JMP – 26/01/2019 – Bisham Abbey – Marlow, England.

Dynamic duo get the call to action.

Sharks duo Dolly and Wilkinson get the call to play against their Italian counterparts at Goldington Road this Friday night.

Kieran Wilkinson of England U20 poses for a headshot at Bisham Abbey – Rogan/JMP – 26/01/2019 – Bisham Abbey – Marlow, England.

This Friday evening, England U20’s are in action again once more when they face their Italian counterparts in the penultimate fixture of the U20’s Six Nations.

Ahead of the fixture Head Coach Steve Bates, named a side with three changes in it as they look to turn around their fortunes after they lost with the last play of the game against Wales two weeks ago at ZipWorld Stadiwm in Colwyn Bay.

The changes to the side sees James Scott replace Alex Coles in the Second Row, Exeter Chiefs and Plymouth Albion’s Rusiate Tuima starting at No.8, with Tom Willis moving to the blindside of the scrum.

The other change sees the injured Connor Doherty replaced by Tom Seabrook at Outside Centre. Importantly for the Sharks duo of Nic Dolly and Kieran Wilkinson, they are both retained in their starting positions of Hooker and Fly Half respectively.

During their U20’s Six Nations campaign, England have beaten World Champions France at Sandy Park in Round 2. However, they lost to the Irish in Round 1 by eight points, and the Welsh in Round 3 by one point.

Nic Dolly of England U20 poses for a headshot during a Development Camp at Bisham Abbey – Rogan/JMP – 06/01/2019 – Bisham Abbey – Marlow, England.

The full line up for tomorrow’s game against Italy’s U20’s is as follows:
15. Josh Hodge (Newcastle Falcons), 14. Ollie Sleightholme (Northampton Saints), 13. Tom Seabrook (Gloucester Rugby), 12. Tom de Glanville (Bath Rugby), 11. Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish), 10. Kieran Wilkinson (Sale Sharks), 9. Ollie Fox (Yorkshire Carnegie), 1. Olly Adkins (Gloucester Rugby), 2. Nic Dolly (Sale Sharks), 3. Alfie Petch (Exeter Chiefs), 4. Joel Kpoku (Saracens), 5. James Scott (Worcester Warriors), 6. Tom Willis (Wasps), 7. Aaron Hinkley (Gloucester Rugby), 8. Rusiate Tuima (Exeter Chiefs).

Replacements: 16. Samson Ma’asi (Northampton Saints), 17. Kai Owen (Worcester Warriors), 18. Jack Bartlett (Gloucester Rugby), 19. Alex Coles (Northampton Saints), 20. Richard Capstick (Exeter Chiefs), 21. Sam Maunder (Exeter Chiefs), 22. Manu Vunipola (Saracens), 23. Jack Reeves (Gloucester Rugby).

The game from Goldington Road home of the Bedford Blues, is being shown live on Sky Sports from 7.45pm.

The game is completely sold out which is testament to the way the team has played over the course of their Six Nations campaign.

Trio make England U20’s starting line up

Sale Sharks trio make the England u20’s team to play Wales at Colwyn Bay.

This Friday night at the Zip World Stadium in Colwyn Bay, Wales U20’s play host to their English Counterparts in the third match of the 2019 U20’s Six Nations Tournament.

After an emphatic victory over France at Sandy Park, Exeter a couple of weeks ago. England look to maintain their winning ways against Wales, with another similar performance that saw them over come France in what was a bruising encounter.


Connor Doherty of England U20 poses for a headshot during a Development Camp at Bisham Abbey – Rogan/JMP – 06/01/2019 – Bisham Abbey – Marlow, England.

In all, England Head Coach Steve Bates has made seven changes to the starting line up, that includes the Sharks duo of Connor Doherty and Kieran Wilkinson, who come in at Outside Centre and Fly Half respectively.

Both players join Hooker Nic Dolly who has had a magnificent couple of games against Ireland and France so far, with the Sharks Academy man enjoying his time in a front row trio that took the French apart down in Exeter.

Kieran Wilkinson of England U20 poses for a headshot at Bisham Abbey – Rogan/JMP – 26/01/2019 – Bisham Abbey – Marlow, England.

The full line up to face their Welsh counterparts at the Zip World Stadium, Colwyn Bay (7.05pm on S4C Live) is as follows:

15. Josh Hodge (Newcastle Falcons), 14. Ollie Sleightholme (Northampton Saints), 13. Connor Doherty (Sale Sharks), 12. Tom de Glanville (Bath Rugby), 11. Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish), 10. Kieran Wilkinson (Sale Sharks), 9. Ollie Fox (Yorkshire Carnegie), 1. Olly Adkins (Gloucester), 2. Nic Dolly (Sale Sharks), 3. Alfie Petch (Exeter Chiefs), 4. Joel Kpoku (Saracens), 5. Alex Coles (Northampton Saints), 6. Richard Capstick (Exeter Chiefs), 7. Aaron Hinkley (Gloucester), 8. Tom Willis (Wasps)

Replacements: 16. Samson Ma’asi (Northampton Saints), 17. Kai Owen (Worcester Warriors), 18. Jack Bartlett (Gloucester Rugby), 19. James Scott (Worcester Warriors), 20. Rusiate Tuima (Exeter Chiefs), 21. Sam Maunder (Exeter Chiefs), 22. Manu Vunipola (Saracens), 23. Jack Reeves (Gloucester)

Two becomes Three for England U20’s

Nic Dolly and Cameron Redpath are joined by Arron Reed in England starting line up for France game.

Arron Reed in action for Sale FC v Caldy (c) Gareth Lyons Photography

England U20’s have announced their squad to face France at Sandy Park, Exeter, home of the Premiership Rugby side Exeter Chiefs. For this fixture England have made three changes to the starting line up which sees Sale Sharks Academy trio Cameron Redpath come in at Centre for Tom Hardwick, with Arron Reed making his England U20’s debut on the wing. All three players have played an active role in Sale FC’s National League One campaign this season.

Cameron Redpath of England U20 poses for a headshot at Bisham Abbey – Rogan/JMP – 26/01/2019 – Bisham Abbey – Marlow, England.

The other player to remain in the starting line up out of the trio selected for the game is hooker Nic Dolly, who retains his place after an excellent performance in their loss to Ireland last Friday night.

The team selected to face France on Saturday (12.05pm on Sky Sports) at Sandy Park, Exeter is:

15. Josh Hodge (Newcastle Falcons), 14. Ollie Sleightholme (Northampton Saints), 13. Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors), 12. Cameron Redpath (Sale Sharks), 11. Arron Reed (Sale Sharks), 10. Marcus Smith (Harlequins), 9. Sam Maunder (Exeter Chiefs), 1. Olly Adkins (Gloucester), 2. Nic Dolly (Sale Sharks), 3. Marcus Street (Exeter Chiefs), 4. Joel Kpoku (Saracens), 5. Alex Coles (Northampton Saints), 6. Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors), 7. Aaron Hinkley (Gloucester), 8. Tom Willis (Wasps)

Replacements: 16. Ben Atkins (London Irish), 17. Kai Owen (Worcester Warriors), 18. Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers), 19. James Scott (Worcester Warriors), 20. Rusiate Tuima (Exeter Chiefs), 21. Ollie Fox (Yorkshire Carnegie), 22. Tom Hardwick (Leicester Tigers), 23. Tom de Glanville (Bath Rugby).

England U20’s call ups for Sharks Academy duo.

Nic Dolly and Cameron Redpath are selected for England 20’s opener

Nic Dolly starts at Hooker, with Cameron Redpath on the bench (c) England Rugby

Sale FC Rugby would like to congratulate both Nic Dolly and Cameron Redpath on their selection for England Under 20’s opener against Ireland U20’s on Friday at the Irish Independent Park in Cork.

The fixture is their first one of the U20’s Six Nations Championship that will see them play against France on Saturday 9th February (Live on Sky Sports – 12.05pm) at Sandy Park, Exeter. Followed by Wales on Friday 22nd February (Live on S4C – 7.05pm) at the Zip World Stadium, Colwyn Bay, before playing Italy on Friday 8th March (Live on Sky Sports – 7.45pm) at Goldington Road, home of the Bedford Blues.

Nic Dolly makes a tackle for Sale FC in their recent fixture against Old Elthamians (c) Ian Carter Photography

Their final fixture will be against Scotland on Friday 15th March (Live on Sky Sports – 7.45pm) that will bring a close to this year’s tournament.

Both guys have worked incredibly hard to get to where they are now, and we are sure they will continue to grow and develop on their rugby journeys. All here at Sale FC would like to wish them both well, and look forward to following their 6 Nations campaigns.

Cameron Redpath breaks through the Old Elthamians defence in our most recent fixture (c) Ian Carter Photography