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Cornwall RLFC winger Henry Symons named in the South of England University’s matchday squad for the annual Rugby League Origin match

February 4, 2022

Henry Symons

Cornwall RLFC winger Henry Symons has been named in the South of England University’s matchday squad for the annual University Rugby League Origin match.

After being initially selected for the South’s training squad, Perranporth raised Symons has made the South’s final cut against their North counterparts for this, the sixth Origin clash.

Owing to the covid-19 pandemic, the game did not take place in 2021 but two years ago, the North prevailed 26-4 in a match played at Loughborough University. The Leicestershire venue will once again host the 2022 incarnation of the University Origin match this coming Sunday, February 6 – 3.00pm.

The teams have been selected from players who competed in the Inter-Regional Games in November and is the last phase in the selection process for the England Universities team, with head coach Richard Tate tasked with selecting 26 players for the national team.

“The Origin coaches Adam Houston, Jack Howieson (North) and Ben Whincup and Mark Sloan (South) have worked hard over the last three weeks to prepare the squads ahead of the game,” said Tate. “Once again, the players’ commitment to the Universities representative programme has been superb.

“Special mentions should also go to Chris Chatten (North) and Ryan Cousins (South) who, as team managers, have handled a lot of the organising and allowed their coaches to focus on preparation for the game.”

Tate added: “Myself and Kevin Deighton (assistant Coach) are looking forward to the game and seeing how all the players perform in the game and I am sure they will give us plenty of selection headaches to take away over the coming week.”

Good luck Henry from everyone at Cornwall RLFC!