England Under 20
The England Under 20 squad contains the senior England players of the future and they compete in the U20 Six Nations and the IRB Junior World Championship each season. Under the stewardship of Head Coach Nick Walshe and assistant Ian Peel, many members of the squad boast Aviva Premiership and Heineken Cup experience and will be looking to continue England's excellent recent record at this level after winning the U20 Six Nations in 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and winning the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship final against Wales in France, having reached the 2008, 2009 and 2011 finals, losing out to New Zealand each time.
A maiden try from the left wing in the 29-12 win over Ireland at Donnybrook in December 2010 gave Anthony Watson and England U18 a flying start to that season. He had already played at full back against the Namibia Invitation XV and off the bench against South Africa the previous summer and added to his appearances in the 64-0 win over Italy at Heywood Road, Sale in February 2011.
As memorable matches go, Charlie Ewels' favourite was England’s 31-10 win over Wales U16 at Fylde in April 2011. He said: “Despite being dominated for the first five minutes and conceding a try, we came through extremely well as a team.” He also played in the England U18 preparatory games against Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers in 2011-12 before appearing against France at Fylde in late February.
A product of Skinners’ School in Tunbridge Wells, Harry Sloan is a member of Harlequins Academy and made his senior debut last November against Northampton Saints in the LV=Cup when he not only played for the full 80 minutes but was also a try-scorer.
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