England Students announce squad to face France Students

Exeter were crowned BUCS Championship winners last week and have six players in the Students squad

Six Exeter University players have been named in the England Students squad for their match against France Students on Saturday.

Exeter were crowned the BUCS Men’s Championship winners last week at Twickenham as they beat Loughborough 21-19 in a dramatic final.

The Students squad features BUCS Championship winning players Paul Davies, Harry Ledger, Tom Lawday, and Alex Brown along with try scorer Sam Waltier as well as hero James Doe who kicked the vital drop goal to seal Exeter the title eight days ago.

Loughborough’s Tom James, Josh Sharp and Dan Watt have also been selected in the 24 man party.

Elsewhere in the squad, Hartpury College and Leeds Beckett both have three players in the side while Sunderland and Darlington Mowden Park forward Simon Uzokwe has also been included amongst the 24.

The squad has currently been training with Championship side London Scottish ahead of their game with France on Saturday in Blois.

The team then travel to Dublin to face Ireland on 9th April at Trinity College.

England Students 23 man squad to face France (24 listed as injury assessments still taking place):


Lewis Anderson – Oxford

Paul Davies – Exeter

Liam Edwards – Leeds Beckett

Mike Flook – Hartpury

Rupert Freestone – UWE

Sam Jeffries – Bristol

Harry Ledger – Exeter

Tom Lawday –Exeter

Tom McDonald – Hartpury

Buchan Richardson – Durham

David Spelman – Cambridge

Simon Uzowke – Sunderland

Alex Westgarth – Northumbria


James Beale – Cardiff Met

Alex Brown – Exeter

James Doe – Exeter

Tom James – Loughborough

Lewis Jones – Leeds Beckett

James Murdoch – Nottingham

Luke Peters – Leeds Beckett

Jacob Perry – Hartpury

Josh Sharp – Loughborough

Sam Waltier – Exeter

Dan Watt - Loughborough