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Academy duo named in England U20 squad to face France

Academy duo Andrew Turner and Charlie Rice have been named in the England U20 squad to face France in round two of the Six Nations Under-20 Summer Series in Italy.     

The game takes place at the Payanini Centre, Verona, at 4pm BST on Wednesday 29 June.   

There are four changes to the starting lineup.  Conor Oresanya, who scored a try having come off the bench against South Africa, starts at left wing, and scrum half, Charlie Bracken is in the starting fifteen this week.   

Amongst the forwards, Ollie Fletcher, makes his first appearance in the series as hooker and number 8, Toby Knight, moves from the bench to the start the game.   

England men’s U20 head coach, Alan Dickens, speaking ahead of the second round said: Taking the positives from our game against South Africa has been important as we prepare for tomorrow’s game. 

“The three tries from Stewart, Ilione and Oresanya were pleasing and to perform against France, who had a strong start against Ireland in the first round, we need to keep focus on our set piece and maintain our discipline. 

“The players have been training hard and are looking forward to facing France in round two.” 

England U20 team 
15. George Hendy, Northampton Saints, Caps 4 
14. Iwan Stephens, Newcastle Falcons, Caps 2 
13. Ethan Grayson, Northampton Saints, Caps 6 
12. Rekeiti Ma’asi-White, Wasps, Caps 2  
11. Conor Oresanya, Harlequins, Caps 1 
10. Fin Smith, Worcester Warriors, Caps 6 
9. Charlie Bracken, Saracens, Caps 1 
1. Tumy Onasanya, Sale Sharks, Caps 1 
2. Ollie Fletcher, Newcastle Falcons, Caps 1 
3. Jevaughn Warren, Saracens, Caps 1 
4. Ewan Richards, Bath Rugby, Caps 8  
5. Lewis Chessum, Leicester Tigers, Caps 4  
6. Chandler Cunningham-South, London Irish, Caps 4   
7. Emeka Ilione, Leicester Tigers, Caps 7, Captain 
8. Toby Knight, Saracens, Caps 6  

Replacements
16. John Stewart, Bath Rugby, Caps 6 
17. Andrew Turner, Bristol Bears, Caps 1 
18. Mikey Summerfield, London Irish, Caps 5    
19. Charlie Rice, Bristol Bears, Caps 3 
20. Tom Lockett, Northampton Saints, Caps 5 
21. Lucas Brooke, London Irish, Caps 5 
22. Ethan Staddon, Bath Rugby, Caps 1 
23. Tom Carr-Smith, Bath Rugby, Caps 4 
24. Jed Walsh, Leicester Tigers, Caps 1 
25. Tom Litchfield, Northampton Saints, Caps 6 
26. Sam Harris, Bath Rugby, Caps 0 

 
England’s Pool A fixtures and results 
Round 1 – England v South Africa, Friday 24 June, KO 4pm (BST), Payanini Centre, Verona - 22-30 
Round 2 – France v England, Wednesday 29 June, KO 4pm (BST), Payanini Centre, Verona   
Round 3 – Ireland v England, Tuesday 5 July, KO 7pm (BST), Payanini Centre, Verona   

Play offs 
Tuesday 12 July, KO TBC, Stadio Monigo, Treviso 

Every game of the Under 20 Summer Series will be streamed via the Six Nations Rugby U20 YouTube channel.


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