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VIDEO – England U20 switch 12 for Argentina

09 June 2014

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England Under 20 have made 12 changes for their final IRB Junior World Championship pool game against Argentina as just Nick Tompkins, Henry Purdy and Charlie Ewels retain their places from the 38-24 victory against Australia.

There are first U20 starts for Biyi Alo, Jordan Onojaife, Hayden Thompson-Stringer and Cameron Neild, while Tom Stephenson comes back into the side after helping Northampton Saints to Aviva Premiership glory.

Nick Tompkins

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Head Coach Nick Walshe said: “The great thing about our squad is that we have real strength in depth. There are a few lads desperate to make an impression and this is a great opportunity for them to perform.

“Argentina will be physical and they’ll provide a real test, but we’ve had a good few days since the Australia game, have recovered well and we’ll be ready for a tough match.”

England U20 to face Argentina

15 Aaron Morris (Bedford Blues)
14 George Catchpole (Leicester Tigers)
13 Nick Tompkins (Saracens)
12 Tom Stephenson (Northampton Saints)
11 Henry Purdy (Leicester Tigers)
10 Sam Olver (Northampton Saints)
9 Callum Braley (Bristol Rugby, captain)

1 Alex Lundberg (London Wasps)
2 Jack Walker (Leeds Carnegie)
3 Biyi Alo (Saracens)
4 Jordan Onojaife (Northampton Saints)
5 Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby)
6 Hayden Thompson-Stringer (Saracens)
7 Cameron Neild (Sale Sharks)
8 James Chisholm (Harlequins)


16 Tom Woolstencroft (Bath Rugby)
17 Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi (Northampton Saints)
18 Harry Rudkin (Leicester Tigers)
19 Maro Itoje (Saracens)
20 Gus Jones (London Wasps)
21 Henry Taylor (Loughborough University)
22 Billy Burns (Gloucester Rugby)
23 Nathan Earle (Saracens)