Seven Norfolk players included in Eastern Counties Under-17s squad

North Walsham's David Barclay, pictured in action for Norwich School, is among the Norfolk players s

North Walsham's David Barclay, pictured in action for Norwich School, is among the Norfolk players selected in the Eastern Counties U17s squad. - Credit: Archant

Five players from Norfolk clubs are set to start for Eastern Counties Under-17s against Middlesex on Sunday, with a further two on the bench.

Diss prop Xavier Valentine starts at tighthead, West Norfolk flanker John Nwaneri at blind-side, North Walsham's David Barclay at No8 and Holt's Titus Carroll at scrum-half and Callum Mackenzie at full-back.

Beccles' Callum Howes and West's Harry Mahoney are among the replacements for the game, which kicks-off at 2.30pm at Staines RFC.

New Thetford first-team coach Ben Scully is the U17s lead coach. Cambridge and Sudbury are the best represented clubs, both with four players in the squad.

Eastern Counties U17s v Middlesex: 1 George Borakis (Newmarket), 2 Hugh French (Cambridge), 3 Xavier Valentine (Diss), 4 Will Ponty (Sudbury), 5 Mike Keen (Sudbury), 6 John Nwaneri (West Norfolk), 7 Bradley Wright (Cambridge), 8 David Barclay (North Walsham); 9 Titus Carroll (Holt), 10 Jasper Boydell (Sudbury), 11 Oli Barnes (Shelford), 12 Dan Harding (Colchester), 13 Tristan James (Cambridge), 14 Jon Utting (Ipswich), 15 Callum Mackenzie (Holt). Replacements: 16 Danny McCall (Bury St Edmunds), 17 Ewan Cooper (Shelford), 18 Callum Howe (Beccles), 19 Connor Kirton (Shelford), 20 Wez Hoyle (Bury St Edmunds), 21 Bryn Ap Llwyd (Oundle), 22 Hugh Barker (Cambridge), 23 Chris Lewis (Sudbury), 24 Harry Mahoney (West Norfolk), 25 Sam Wills.


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Coaches: Ben Scully (lead), James Herbert, Jon Turner.

Managers: John Mackay, Gary Lee.

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