Apr 18, 2016
Academy News: Sarries youngsters in England action
Some of the Saracens stars of the future were in England duty this weekend, with the Saracens Academy providing players for England U16s, England Academies U17s and U19s.
For England Academies U19s, Saracens had Dominic Morris (outside centre), Matt Gallagher (wing), Max Malins (fly-half), Ralph Adams-Hale (loosehead prop) and Jack Nay (lock forward) all started against France in an entertaining contest that ended up as an 26-26 draw.
France Under 19’s struck early with a converted try before England crossed through Harry Randall and Gabriel Ibitoye with two Max Malins penalties as well as a conversion giving them an 18-7 half-time lead.
A Malins penalty stretched the advantage before France crossed for a second time.
Sam Aspland-Robinson scored England Academies U19's third try before two unanswered French tries, which were both converted brought the scores level at 26-26.
In the England Academies U17s, Saracens centre Oli Morris was included. England Academies U17 led 14-0 at the break with tries from Saracen Oli Morris and Max Coyle as well as two Tom Hardwick conversions.
France came roaring back with a penalty and two converted tries but Elliott Obatoyinbo’s last-minute try sealed a 19-17 victory against an impressive France side.
U16s fly-half Ollie Buck was in England U16s action once again, as he was named in the No10 jersey against Welsh Schools U16s who came from behind to beat England U16 23-22 at the Caerphilly Centre for Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach.
Speaking about Saracens Academy’s representation over the weekend, Academy Manager Don Barrell said: “To see so many of our players achieve international recognition is great news, and we are extremely happy to see them rewarded after a fine season in the Academy set-up.
“All of these guys have a bright futures ahead of them.”