Hill starts for England U20s in fifth place playoff

Ted Hill starts for England with Kai Owen on the bench as they take on Wales in the fifth place playoff at the World Rugby U20 Championship on Saturday (kick-off 2.30pm).

Hill moves to blindside flanker after playing at no.8 against Ireland while prop Owen moves onto the bench after starting in the semi-final on Monday.

Despite pool victories over Italy and Australia, England couldn’t progress to the top four of the Championship, having lost their opening game against Ireland.

Steve Bates’ side will compete for fifth place after defeating Ireland in the semi-final to set up a clash with Wales.

Bates said : This match is extremely important for us as a team. For the majority of the players this will be their final game in the pathway and I hope they’ve all enjoyed the experience.

“They have all bonded as a group, I hope they will remember this experience very fondly and finish with a positive win against Wales.”

England U20s
15. Tom de Glanville (Bath Rugby)
14. Ollie Sleightholme (Northampton Saints)
13. Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints) – captain
12. Luke James (Sale Sharks)
11. Josh Hodge (Newcastle Falcons)
10. Manu Vunipola (Saracens)
9. Sam Maunder (Exeter Chiefs)
1. James Kenny (Exeter Chiefs)
2. Will Capon (Bristol Bears)
3. Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers)
4. Joel Kpoku (Saracens)
5. Alex Coles (Northampton Saints)
6. Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors)
7. Aaron Hinkley (Gloucester Rugby)
8. Tom Willis (Wasps Rugby)

Replacements
16. Nic Dolly (Sale Sharks)
17. Olly Adkins (Gloucester Rugby)
18. Alfie Petch (Exeter Chiefs)
19. Kai Owen (Worcester Warriors)
20. Rusiate Tuima (Exeter Chiefs)
21. Richard Capstick (Exeter Chiefs)
22. Ollie Fox (Yorkshire Carnegie)
23. Tom Seabrook (Gloucester Rugby)
24. Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish)
25. Connor Doherty (Sale Sharks)