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England Deaf 23-man squad announced for the first Test against NZ Deaf Blacks

1 month ago By PR & Media Department

The first Test match will be played at Blackheath RFC on Saturday 4th November 2017

“Excited is an understatement !” Sean Fletcher

The England Deaf coaching staff have selected a mix of experience and youth players for this first Test match, their ages range from 19-46yrs.

The following players celebrate their first appearance in International Deaf Rugby;

Jack Kendall, Henry Peuble, Tom Walker, Dave Martin and Rory Fisher

The selection process has been a difficult period for the coaching team with the England Deaf squad growing consistently over the past few years.

England Deaf are looking forward to hosting their guests and look forward to showing the standard of English Deaf rugby on the world stage.

Announced Squad
Josh Page, Ben Lawniczak, Josh Sprules, Wayne Reed, Matt Madsen, Kev Osborne, Jack Kendall, Jack Hunt, Barney Reed, Luke Cheyne (C), Paul Lawrence, Craig Orrick, Rob Shaw, Ben Fitzhugh, Danny Rowland (VC), Henry Peuble, Jack Haddock, Steve Hodge, Tom Walker, Dave Martin, Rory Fisher, Max Thorne, Luke Nelson.

Updated 19:06 - 29 Oct 2017 by PR & Media Department

Where next?

New Zealand finally arrived at Heathrow at 06:00am this morning A long journey for the squad, England Deaf officials greeted the team
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