We are extremely proud to announce that Academy U18 winger Reon Joseph has been selected to represent England Counties in their upcoming away fixture against Ireland.
The England Counties age group programme forms part of the RFU Aspiration Pathway. It is designed to expose those not involved with the Regional Academy Programme run by Premiership Clubs, to high level competition.
Academy Director John Lacey said “Reon has had a fantastic couple of seasons with the Academy, to go from very little rugby involvement to an International call up is a fantastic achievement. Having been part of both the Academy U18 squad and the Emerging Player Group, impressive performances led to last season’s call up to play for the Senior Academy, where he stood out for praise. He has continued to improve with the older group this year and earned a weeks trial with the Pro Squad. He is an incredibly hard working young man who is a credit to his family, the Academy and to the club as a whole.
We wish Reon the best of luck with what we expect will be an exciting experience.”