Exciting fly-half Fin Smith starts for England Under-20s tomorrow as Alan Dickens’ side take on Ireland in round three of the Six Nations Summer Series in Verona (kick-off 7pm BST).
Smith is part of a team that is largely unchanged from the one which defeated France 29-20 last week.
England Under-20s Head Coach Dickens said: “The players really gave it their all against France and to score four tries and secure a bonus point was well deserved.
“We know we will need to maintain focus on our discipline in the final pool game against Ireland who, as we experienced in the Six Nations Championship, are a strong side.”
England Under 20s | 15 George Hendy (Northampton Saints), 14 Iwan Stephens (Newcastle Falcons), 13 Rekeiti Ma’asi-White (Wasps), 12 Ethan Grayson (Northampton Saints), 11 Alex Harmes (London Irish), 10 Fin Smith (Warriors), 9 Charlie Bracken (Saracens), 1 Tumy Onasanya(Sale Sharks), 2 Ollie Fletcher (Newcastle Falcons), 3 Jevaughn Warren (Saracens), 4 Ewan Richards (Bath Rugby), 5 Lewis Chessum (Leicester Tigers), 6 Ethan Staddon (Bath Rugby), 7 Emeka Ilione (Leicester Tigers) (C), 8 Toby Knight (Saracens).
Replacements | 16 John Stewart (Bath Rugby), 17 Archie McArthur (Wasps), 18 Mikey Summerfield (London Irish), 19 Charlie Rice (Bristol Bears), 20 Chandler Cunningham-South (London Irish), 21 Greg Fisilau (Wasps), 22 Lucas Brooke (London Irish), 23 Tom Carr-Smith (Bath Rugby), 24 Jed Walsh (Leicester Tigers), 25 Tom Litchfield (Northampton Saints) 26 Sam Harris (Bath Rugby).
England’s Pool A fixtures and results
Round 1 – England v South Africa, Friday 24 June, KO 4pm (BST), Payanini Centre, Verona - 22-30
Round 2 – France v England, Wednesday 29 June, KO 4pm (BST), Payanini Centre, Verona - 20-29
Round 3 – Ireland v England, Tuesday 5 July, KO 7pm (BST), Payanini Centre, Verona
Tuesday 12 July, KO TBC, Stadio Monigo, Treviso
Every game of the Under 20 Summer Series will be streamed via the Six Nations Rugby U20 YouTube channel.