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Your News Oxford University scrum half called into North Midlands U20 squad

NORTH Midlands have included Oxford University scrum-half Sam Egerton in their squad for their opening match in this seasons National Under 20 Championship against Notts, Lincs & Derbyshire at Moseleys Billesley Common ground on Monday January 30 (7.45pm).

Egerton, who plays his club rugby for Newport, won his first Blue at Twickenham last month when he helped Oxford defeat Cambridge in the Nomura Varsity Match and his performance helped him to win a trial with Championship club London Welsh.

Egerton played for North Midlands Under 20s last season and rejoins the county squad having been unavailable for their warm-up wins over Cheshire, Warwickshire and Oxford University.

The North Midlands v NLD match, in Midlands Group B, kicks off this seasons National Under-20s Championship in the region.

The first matches in Midlands Group A take place on Wednesday February 1 when Leicestershire begin their defence of the Midlands Under 20 title against East Midlands at Market Harborough.

Leicestershire won the Midlands title for the first time last season when they beat Notts, Lincs & Derbyshire 18-8 at Broadstreet in the final which was contested by the two group winnners.

The Midlands final will be played on March 14 with the winner representing the region in the national semi-finals on April 15.

The Midlands will play their annual fixture against London & SE on March 25 followed by a Divisional Weekend from April 6 and 8.

National Under 20 Championship Fixtures

Midlands Group A

February 1: Leicestershire v East Midlands at Market Harborough (7.15pm), Cambridge University v Warwickshire at Grange Road (7.30pm).

February 15: East Midlands v Cambridge University at Luton (7.30pm), Warwickshire v Leicestershire at Broadstreet (7.30pm).

February 29: Leicestershire v Cambridge University at South Leicester (7.3opm), Warwickshire v East Midlands at Broadstreet (7.30pm).

Midlands Group B

January 30: North Midlands v Notts, Lincs & Derbyshire at Moseley (7.45pm)

February 29: NLD v Staffordshire at Mansfield (7.30pm)

TBC: Staffordshire v North Midlands

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