Yorkshire Carnegie trio of Jack Walker, Paul Hill and Josh Bainbridge fly out to Italy today with the England U20 squad for the Junior World Championship continuing a long running tradition for the club.

Hill, who join Northampton Saints next season, and Walker were part of the England team who retained the World title last summer but Bainbridge will make his first appearance in the annual Junior World Championship event. 

This will be eighth running of the tournament since it was introduced in 2008 and only once has Yorkshire Carnegie not had a player involved in the England side. That year was 2011 when Diccon Edwards was assistant coach with the national team and led the side to the Final after a successful spell as Academy Manager at the club and before re-joining as Head Coach. 

Back in 2008, Calum Clark and Scott Freer played in the inaugural tournament in Wales before Clark returned the following year to captain the side in Japan, where they eventually lost out for the second year running to New Zealand in the Final. 

In 2010, Jacob Rowan took over the captain's armband from Clark to lead the team in Argentina where they were the highest place Northern hemisphere team but finished fourth in the end. 

After the barren year in 2011, 2012 saw three Carnegie players involved, the most until the figure was equalled this time around. Chris Walker, Tommy Bell and Dominic Barrow were all involved in South Africa. 

Barrow retained his place in the following season before leaving Carnegie to join Newcastle Falcons, helping England to their first ever World title. 

Hill and Walker were then part of the England side who retained the title last year in New Zealand.