Hartpury trio in England Under-20 Elite Player Squad

Congratulations go to Hartpury students Alex Seville (above) and Tom Seabrook (below), both of whom have been named in the England Rugby Under-20 Elite Player Squad of 32, named ahead of this year’s Six Nations championship.

Seville has been at Hartpury since the age of 16, playing at AASE level before stepping up this season the play for the BUCS and also make his RFC debut.

Seabrook was previously at Dean Close School in Cheltenham before joining Hartpury as an undergraduate in the current academic year.  He has also made his RFC debut this season, with a highly creditable run-out in the game against Ealing Trailfinders.

Both players are members of the Gloucester Rugby Academy, as is a third representative, hooker Henry Walker (pictured, bottom).  Although not a student here, Walker has played for the RFC a number of times in both the Championship and the B&I Cup, on dual registration from the Cherry & Whites.

All three have been involved with England before and took part in last summer’s Junior World Championships in Georgia.  Seville did play a part in the final against New Zealand, from the bench, while further RFC and BUCS players, Harry Randall and Joe Mullis, were starters in that match.

Good luck to all three for the challenges and opportunities ahead!

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