Two Cornish Pirates players, lock Josh Caulfield and prop Ollie Dawe, have been selected to join the England under 20 Elite Player Squad.
The 32-man squad, headed by *Martin Haag will compete in the Six Nations at the start of 2017, before heading to Georgia in the summer to defend their World Rugby U20 Championship crown.
Martin Haag said: “We have picked a strong squad with a lot of experience and it’s an exciting time because every year will bring new opportunities for different players to impress at this level.”
Josh and Ollie are both dual-registered at the Cornish Pirates – Josh with Exeter Chiefs and Ollie with Bristol Rugby. They will join the squad for training this month at Loughborough University.
*Martin Haag was recently appointed to the Board of the Cornish Pirates