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Three changes to England Under 20 JWC squad

16 May 2014

  • Three changes to England U20 squad for JWC
  • Catchpole, Neild and Thompson-Stringer come in
England U20

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England Under 20s have been forced into three injury changes for June’s IRB Junior World Championship campaign in Auckland, New Zealand.

Saracens flanker Hayden Thompson-Stringer, Sale Sharks hooker Cameron Neild and Leicester Tigers wing George Catchpole come in for Jonny Hill, Harry Thacker and Tom Fowlie, respectively.

England kick off their title defence against Italy on June 2, before facing Australia on June 6 and Argentina on June 10.

Head Coach Nick Walshe said: “It’s massively disappointing for the three guys missing out, but it provides a fantastic opportunity for the three players coming in.

“The great thing about this England Under 20 side is that we have strength in depth and we have every confidence that this squad will perform well in the competition.”

England U20 JWC squad

Forwards (16)

Biyi Alo (Saracens)
James Chisholm (Harlequins)
Joel Conlon (Exeter Chiefs)
Tom Ellis (Bath Rugby)
Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby)
Paul Hill (Leeds Carnegie)
Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi (Northampton Saints)
Maro Itoje (Saracens)
Gus Jones (London Wasps)
Alex Lundberg (London Wasps)
Ross Moriarty (Gloucester Rugby)
Cameron Neild (Sale Sharks)
Harry Rudkin (Leicester Tigers)
Hayden Thompson-Stringer (Saracens)
Jack Walker (Leeds Carnegie)
Tom Woolstencroft (Bath Rugby)

Backs (12)

Callum Braley (Bristol Rugby, captain)
Billy Burns (Gloucester Rugby)
George Catchpole (Leicester Tigers)
Nathan Earle (Saracens)
Aaron Morris (Bedford Blues)
Sam Olver (Northampton Saints)
Henry Purdy (Leicester Tigers)
Howard Packman (Northampton Saints)
Harry Sloan (Harlequins)
Tom Stephenson (Northampton Saints)
Henry Taylor (Loughborough University)
Nick Tompkins (Saracens)

2014 JWC tournament schedule

June 2
England U20 v Italy, ECOLight Stadium

June 6
England U20 v Australia, QBE Stadium

June 10
England U20 v Argentina, QBE Stadium

June 15
JWC semi-final

June 20
JWC final

 

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