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Your News Newcastle Falcons to host England U18 match

The Rugby Football Union is delighted to announce that Newcastle Falcons has been chosen to host the prestigious international fixture between England Under-18 and Scotland Under-18 this season.

Kingston Park will welcome international rugby with the future sporting talent from both countries battling it out on Sunday, March 22nd (kick-off 2pm).

England Under 18s Head Coach John Fletcher, who previously worked as Academy Director for the Falcons, said: "I am delighted this fixture is being held at the Falcons.

"It will be great to go back to my former club, but more importantly I think the club is an ideal venue to host international rugby. It'll also be a good chance to show the people of the North East the talent coming through the ranks, while I am sure Scotland supporters will also welcome the opportunity to see their young talent in action not far from home."

Newcastle Club chairman, Dave Thompson, said: "Newcastle Falcons has always enjoyed an excellent representation through the England age-group sides, and we are honoured to be hosting this match against our Scottish neighbours.

"Bringing through the next generation of talent at this level is absolutely vital to the future well-being of the game, and we look forward to the North-East public coming out in their numbers to support these young players."

The Scotland clash will be England's first international test ahead of a busy campaign which will see the young guns also take on Japan High Schools and compete in the Six Nations Festival in Parma, Italy.

Last season England Under 18s claimed a clean sweep of wins in the Six Nations Festival and in Argentina on their summer development tour.

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