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London Skolars duo Ronnie Mushiso and Glenn Osborn have been selected in the England Students train-on squad ahead of the forthcoming European Championships and summer tour of France.
The squad is made up of a mixture of National League One, Two and Three players, and its make-up has pleased head coach Lee Addison. "The squad looks very strong" Addison commented, "and has a healthy blend of representative experience and fresh blood which will combine to bring the best out of everybody involved. I have every faith in the squad selected to produce the goods when it matters, and I'm looking forward to working with every one of them over the next few months."Mushiso who will line up for the Skolars in 2004 was the second highest try scorer for the club last season and is a former London Broncos Academy and Kingston Warriors player, as is Osborn, who also captained the England Students under 19's and toured Australia last summer with the Great Britain Student team. Both players are going to be vital members of the Skolars 2004 squad. The Skolars, who will field four more players who recently graduated from the Broncos' academy ranks for next season in Mike Castle, Tony Willis, Keir Bell and Ade Aderiye, are showing their ongoing commitment to building the talent pool of young London lads playing professional rugby league.
The Skolars are also proud to announce the recent signing of Ciaran Hill. The 18 year old second rower was born in Manchester and has been playing his latest rugby league for the Salford Red's alliance side. Head coach Marcus Tobin said" I am thrilled to have Ciaran on board for next season as his presence will give us a new dimension in attack. His attitude is great and I am looking forward to working with in the upcoming season."