- Fletcher brings experienced party to South Africa
- France first up before back-to-back ties against host sides
England Under 18 will travel to South Africa for next month's three-match tour with a strong squad full of players with international experience.
John Fletcher's charges are set to face France Under 18 on 7 August before matches against South Africa Under 18 A and South Africa Under 18 on 11 and 15 August respectively.
The 26-man party includes a number of influential figures from the side's fixture schedule in March, which featured victories over Scotland, Portugal and France before an away defeat to Les Bleus over The Channel.
London Irish fly half Theo Brophy Clews and Bath Rugby No 8 Zach Mercer were prominent in those games, although the entire group is brimming with talent.
This annual trip is a significant component of the age-group pathway, giving many players their first taste of rugby in the Southern Hemisphere.
A number of last year's tourists have already graduated to England Under 20 honours, with Max Clark, Lewis Ludlam, Ciaran Parker, Will Homer, Rory Jennings, Kieran Treadwell, Charlie Beckett and Seb Adeniran-Oule currently part of Jon Callard's World Rugby Under 20 Championship campaign.
England Under 18 squad
Billy Keast (Truro College and Exeter Chiefs)
Jake Pope (Myerscough College and Sale Sharks)
Dan Frost (Filton College and Bath Rugby)
Joe Mullis (Chosen Hill and Gloucester Rugby)
Billy Walker (Oaklands College and Saracens)
Jack Stanley (Truro College and Exeter Chiefs)
Alex Moon (Sedbergh and Northampton Saints)
Nick Isiekwe (Haileybury College and Saracens)
Josh Caulfield (Bicton College and Exeter Chiefs)
Josh Bayliss (Millfield and Bath Rugby)
Archie White (Epsom College and Harlequins)
Zach Mercer (Merchiston Castle and Bath Rugby)
Jack Maunder (Blundell’s and Exeter Chiefs)
Alex Mitchell (Lymm High and Sale Sharks)
Theo Brophy Clews (Abingdon and London Irish)
Ali Crossdale (Sedbergh and Sale Sharks)
Sam Aspland-Robinson (Wellington College and Harlequins)
Darren Atkins (Millfield and Bath Rugby)
Gabriel Ibitoye (Trinity and Harlequins)
Max Malins (Felsted and Saracens)
Dominic Morris (New Hall and Saracens)
John Williams (St. Paul’s Catholic College and London Irish)
Max Wright (Prince Henry’s and Yorkshire Carnegie)
Callum Chick (Gosforth Academy and Newcastle Falcons)
William Allman (Trent College and Northampton Saints)
Roti Segun (Stowe School and Northampton Saints)
England Under 18 schedule
7 August, England Under 18 vs France Under 18, Cape Town
11 August, England Under 18 vs South Africa Under 18 A, George
15 August, England Under 18 vs South Africa Under 18, Cape Town