Worcester Warriors Academy ace Matt Kvesic has continued his eye catching progress after being named in the Under 19 England Academies squad to face France Academies at Newbury on Saturday (12pm).
The Under 19 Academies side forms a development and selection bridge between the England U18 and U20 international set-ups and this weekend's 22-man squad includes players capped at both levels.
Hooker Rob Buchanan (Harlequins), number eight Alex Gray (Newcastle Falcons), scrum half Sam Stuart (Harlequins), wings Marcus Watson (London Irish) and Christian Wade (London Wasps), and full back Jack Wallace (London Wasps) all featured in the Under 20 RBS 6 Nations campaign with Wade also appearing for England Sevens this season.
They are joined by this season's England U18 captain and fly half George Ford (Leicester Tigers) and Worcester number eight Kvesic - a product of the AASE scheme at Sixways - who step up after the side completed a third successive Grand Slam earlier this month.
Under 19 England Academies squad
Rob Buchanan (Harlequins, hooker)
Jimmy Stevens (Leicester Tigers, hooker)
Ryan Bower (Leicester Tigers, prop)
Jonny Harris (Leicester Tigers, prop)
Henry Thomas (Sale Sharks, prop)
Ben Glynn (Bristol, lock)
Addison Lockley (Exeter Chiefs, lock)
Kieran Low (London Irish, lock/Back row)
Matt Everard (Leicester Tigers, back row)
Alex Gray (Newcastle Falcons, back row)
Sam Jones (London Wasps, back row) Matt Kvesic (Worcester Warriors, back row)
Ryan Glynn (Sale Sharks, scrum half)
Sam Stuart (Harlequins, scrum half)
George Ford (Leicester Tigers, fly half)
Guy Armitage (London Irish, centre)
Owen Farrell (Saracens, centre)
Henry Staff (Saracens, centre)
Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, wing)
Christian Wade (London Wasps, wing)
Marcus Watson (London Irish, wing)
Jack Wallace (London Wasps, full back)
Huw Taylor, Jack Singleton and Andrew Kitchener helped England Under 20s win the World Rugby Under 20 Championship in Manchester last Saturday, as they swept aside Ireland 45-21 in the final at the AJ Bell Stadium.