Tom Johnson from Newcastle University and Northumberland U20’s has been selected for the England Counties U20’s tour of Romania.
Northumberland U20’s compete in the Jason Leonard U20 County Championship each year. This year saw them beat Staffordshire and narrowly lose to Durham. Two players, Tom Johnson and Ethan Clarke from Percy Park were selected to represent the North of England U20 at the trial at Derby RFC. The North won both their fixtures 21 – 0 against the Midlands and 17-14 over the South West.
North of England U20 Head Coach Dave Reed said “ Both Tom and Ethan were a pleasure to coach and both represented the Northumberland Rugby Union and the North of England exceptionally well. Tom played magnificently over the 2 games and has fully earned his call up to England Counties U20’s tour of Romania. Ethan played really well over the 2 games and was unlucky to miss out however he will hopefully continue with the North U20’s next season.”