Flanker Will Owen and Full Back Tom Hudson have been named in England's U-18 squad for this year whilst Scouse Lock Charlie Beckett has been named in the U-17 squad. Congratulations must go out to those three individuals.
Overall Tigers will be disappointed with the low numbers, even remembering age group recognition is no guarantee of success, as Northampton lead the way 9 players of the 2 squads whilst Bath and Wasps both have 8. Tigers tie 10th with Worcester, out of 14, in terms of pure numbers only Gloucester, Newcastle and Bristol have fewer players selected. Maybe the new U-18s league will provide a few players a platform to prove the England selectors wrong.