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LIVE: Watch England Under 20 take on France in Worcester

21 February 2013

England U20 hooker Nathan Morris

Photo: Getty Images

England Under 20s have made three changes to the side that lost 16-15 against Ireland in Athlone, with hooker Nathan Morris, prop Kyle Sinckler and flanker Harry Wells coming in to face France in Worcester on Saturday at 3pm, live on RFU.com.

There are also changes on the bench as flanker David Sisi, scrum half Callum Braley, fly half Ollie Devoto and centre Tom Stephenson all come into the 23-man squad.

England will be looking to bounce back from defeat in Ireland but face a touch challenge from France who beat Head Coach Rob Hunter’s men 12-8 in Vannes last season.

Captain Jack Clifford is looking forward to the game: “We know what’s coming – they’re a big strong side and they’ll look to dominate up front. But we’re confident in our own abilities, we want to right the wrongs of the Ireland game and I know that the lads will be massively up for it.

“It was a tough game against France last season over in Vannes, they filled out the stadium and created a good atmosphere so it would be great to see a busy stadium on Saturday in Worcester.”

England Under 20 starting XV to play France
15 Ben Howard (Worcester Warriors)
14 Jack Arnott (Exeter Chiefs)
13 Mark Jennings (Sale Sharks)
12 Sam Hill (Exeter Chiefs)
11 Henry Purdy (Leicester Tigers)
10 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
9 Alex Day (Northampton Saints)

1 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)
2 Nathan Morris (London Wasps)
3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)
4 Elliott Stooke (Gloucester Rugby)
5 Dom Barrow (Leeds Carnegie)
6 Harry Wells (Leicester Tigers)
7 Joel Conlon (Exeter Chiefs)
8 Jack Clifford (Harlequins) (c)

Replacements
16 Danny Herriott (Northampton Saints)
17 Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi (Northampton Saints)
18 Scott Wilson (Newcastle Falcons)
19 Tom Jubb (Saracens)
20 David Sisi (London Irish)
21 Callum Braley (Bristol Rugby)
22 Ollie Devoto (Bath Rugby)
23 Tom Stephenson (Northampton Saints)