Team of Under 24's

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  1. WarriorKelv

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    Just a bit of fun what would your squad of 23 be for your national side? Has to be 24 and under.

    For England:

    1. Ellis Genge
    2. Jack Singleton
    3. Joe Heyes
    4. Maro Itoje
    5. Nick Isiekwe
    6. Tom Curry
    7. Sam Underhill
    8. Alex Dombrandt
    9. Alex Mitchell
    10. Marcus Smith
    11. Ollie Thorley
    12. Johnny Williams
    13. Joe Marchant
    14. Joe Cokansinga
    15. Josh Hodge
    16. Jack Walker
    17. Lewis Boyce
    18. Will Stuart
    19. Charlie Ewels
    20. Zach Mercer
    21. Ollie Fox
    22. James Grayson
    23. Ollie Lawrence

    It's actually harder than you think tbf
     
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  3. Old Hooker

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    Itoje turned 25 last week.
     
  4. WarriorKelv

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    Didn't realise thought he was still 24, change with Joel Kpoku then.
     
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    6 Marco van Staden
    7 Jean Luc du Preez
    8 Dan du Preez
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    11 Aphiwe Dyantyi
    12 Jesse Kriel out of position otherwise Andre Esterhuizen or Rohan Janse van Rensburg
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    14 Sbu Nkosi
    15 Damian Willemse

    16 Joseph Dweba
    17 Ox Nche
    18 Carlu Sadie
    19 Jason Jenkins
    20 Kwagga Smith / Ruan Ackermann / a million other options
    21 Embrose Papier and Ivan van Zyl have been around the Bok fold but I'd prefer Justin Philips (might be my WP Stormers bias)
    22 Curwin Bosch
    23 Warrick Gelant

    Misses out by a year:
    Lood de Jager
    Jan Serfontein
    Cheslin Kolbe :(
     
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    Cant argue with alot of that, it is actually a decent team that would still beat quite a few tier 2 nations.

    Who is ollie fox? What about Jack Maunder or Harry Randall

    Obv Maro, Kpoku in as said above

    I thought Hodge played wing mainly especially in U20s, if not who was the winger who kicked the penalties and didnt miss? And which club?

    Honorable mention to jack willis and lewis ludlam.
     
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    1) Eric O'Sullivan
    2) Ronan Kelleher
    3) Andrew Porter
    4) Fineen Wycherly
    5) James Ryan (C)
    6) Max Deegan
    7) Sean O'Brien
    8) Caelan Doris
    9) Nick McCarthy
    10) Joey Carbery
    11) Jacob Stockdale
    12) Dan Goggin
    13) Ringrose
    14) Robert Baloucoune
    15) Jordan Larmour
    16) Adam McBurney
    17) Jeremy Loughman
    18) Tom O'Toole
    19) Ryan Baird
    20) Paul Boyle
    21) Craig Casey
    22) Ross Byrne
    23) Shane Daly

    Honorable mentions to Scott Penny, Will Connors (could put one of them in instead of Baird with SOB covering lock if you wanted) and any number of promising young wingers or fullbacks who lost out to Baloucoune based on him being first choice for Ulster last season and doing pretty well. Harry Byrne is my latest man crush but is in the one position where we actually have enough genuine internationals to make a 23.

    Not gonna lie, was tempted to start Ross instead of Baloucoune with Joey at fullback.
     
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    16 Dewi Lake
    17 Corey Domachowski
    18 leon Brown
    19 Max Williams
    20 Shane Lewis Hughes
    21 Harri Morgan
    22 Cai Evans
    23 Tiaan Thomas - Wheeler

    The team is better than I thought it would be when starter to be honest.Missing big ball carriers up front really though, just like the actual national team. A few of the u-20s look really promising however I picked the team as if it was playing today and it's a bit too early for some of them.
     
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    I was looking Randall, but I'm sure I've seen that he has fully declared himself for England now,
     
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    Painter
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    easy

    Jean Baptiste Gros*
    Julien Marchand
    Demba Bamba*
    Killian Geraci*
    Florian Verhaegue
    Cameron Woki*
    Sekou Macalou
    Greg Alldrit
    Antoine Dupont
    Romain Ntamack*
    Arthur Vincent*
    Yvan Rheilac
    Alivereti Raka
    Damian Penaud
    Thomas Ramos

    Mallez* Chat Setiano Joseph* Couilloud Carbonel* Tauzin* Retière

    *U20 World champions
     
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    Carre
    Elias
    Dillon
    Seb Davies
    Beard
    Wainwright
    Ollie Griffiths
    Taine Basham
    Tomos Williams
    Jarrod Evans
    Josh Adams
    Owen Watkin
    Tyler Morgan
    Owen Lane
    Ioan Lloyd

    from Lake, Sam wainwright/Leon brown max Williams, Josh Macleod, Harry Randall, Callum Sheedy , Rees Zammit, Aston Hewitt.

    Mention to three quality but sadly mostly injured players Kieran Williams, Rhun Williams and keelan Giles. Conbeer is class in the future too.
     
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