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Four Hampshire "Old" boys were part of the England Students development squad that faced their French counterparts in Leeds on the 20th March.

 

The ex-Hampshire players involved were Robbie Keith - ex-Romsey now at Birmingham Uni, James Doe - ex-Havant now at Exeter Uni, Rhodri Adamson - ex-Winchester now at Newcastle Uni and Alex "Scrappy" Wilcockson - ex-Havant now at Exeter Uni.

 

England lost narrowly 15-22, but came back well from a 5-16 deficit at half-time with scores from Wilcockson (try) and Adamson (pen) adding to the English total.

 

Luke Peters - ex-Portsmouth and now Leeds Beckett Uni, would also have been involved, but a broken leg just after his previous run-out for England Students has cut his season short.

 

All are graduates of the "Hampshire Way" via local clubs, schools and age group squads.

 

The County is proud of their achievements and wish them good luck on the next stage of the rugby journey, with selection for remaining games against France and Wales the next target for the players.

 

Robbie James Rhodri

 

Pictured are (from left) Robbie Keith, James Doe and Rhodri Adamson.

 

 

Pictured above are Alex Wilcockson with his cousin Duncan McClement who was referee for the fixture.

 

Duncan McClement the referee is on the Scottish National Panel.

 

He was based in Portsmouth with the Royal Navy in the late 1990s and 2000s and played fly half for Alton 1st XV (and Navy U21s) under Coach Owen Jarrett; he was a Hampshire Society Referee for four seasons

 

Hampshire's clubs helped develop his refereeing potential

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