- England U20 No. 8 James Chisholm looking forward to JWC kick off
- We’ve been pretty sharp and pretty focused – Chisholm
As England Under 20’s opening Junior World Championship opener against Six Nations rivals Italy edges ever closer, No. 8 James Chisholm says that his side are focusing on themselves, rather than getting too caught up with what their Azzurri opponents have in store.
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Competing in his maiden JWC, Chisholm – a former England U18 captain – says that England are well over their New Zealand jet-lag and have been enjoying some full contact sessions.
He said: “It’s been good to have a blow out – we’ve been pretty sharp and pretty focused which is how it should be heading into that first game. There’s been a little bit of focus on Italy, but it’s a long old tournament and we need to be right in ourselves before we concentrate too much on the opposition.
“Italy will be physical and I’m sure they’ll look to land a few big hits but if we stick to our plans and perform well then hopefully we’ll get through it.”
Watch how England U20s get on in their opening game on June 2, kick off 6.35am BST, live on Sky Sports.