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U20 team news: Capon and English to start, Chamberlain on bench

Will Capon retains his starting berth for England U20's final pool fixture of the World Rugby U20 Championship against Australia U20 in Sante Fe, Argentina (KO 7.30PM, live on World Rugby platforms).

Head coach, Steve Bates has made seven changes to the side that defeated Italy in their second pool fixture.

James Kenny, who won his first cap as a replacement in that match against Italy, starts at loosehead with prop Joe Heyes returning to the front row.

Joel Kpoku is named at lock, while Ted Hill returns at flanker against unbeaten Australia.

Fly half Manu Vunipola starts the fixture, along with inside centre Cameron Redpath and wing Ollie Sleightholme in the other changes.

England lost their opening match of the Championship to Ireland, and despite victory over Italy cannot advance through to the top four of the tournament.

Nick English earns his first start of the competition in Wales U20's group match against Fiji in the U20 World Rugby Championship in Club de Rugby Ateneo Inmaculada, Santa Fe.

The tighthead is one of seven changes for Gareth Williams' side. 

“We have taken lessons from our defeat to France, but just as important has been the refreshing mindset the players have displayed since Saturday and we’re all now looking forward to Fiji,” said Williams.

The South Sea Islanders may have been on the receiving end of two defeats against Argentina and France, but their flair has clearly been in evidence with some brilliant ball handling and well taken tries.

“Fiji have played some excellent stuff this tournament, and have been a challenge early on for both France and Argentina,” added Wiiliams.

“Therefore returning to the focus of the first two games is key for us. We cannot lose sight that winning games has been a focus of ours coming to this World Cup and we have three more tough challenges to do that.”

Nathan Chamberlain drops to the bench as Scotland U20 make 12 changes to face Georgia U20 in tomorrow’s World Rugby U20 Championship third round Test at Rosario’s Racecourse Stadium (Wednesday 12 June; kick-off 2.30pm BST, 10.30am local time) – streamed live at

Head coach, Carl Hogg, said: “We have clear targets and goals for this World Rugby U20 Championship but one of the main objectives is to represent both ourselves and Scotland with pride during the tournament.

“I was proud of the players’ resilience to bounce back from a poor start against New Zealand. There were spells within the game where we were competitive and put them under real pressure, while I thought some of the tries we scored were an excellent example of the attacking blueprint we’re trying to implement.

"However, we must learn to be more robust and stop conceding soft tries if we are to convert these battling displays into results."