England men U20 squad for World Rugby U20 Championship

England men U20 squad for World Rugby U20 Championship

England men U20s head coach Steve Bates has named his 28-player squad for the 2019 World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina (4-22 June).



 
The group includes nine players who have appeared in the tournament before with props Joe Heyes, Marcus Street, lock Joel Kpoku, backrow forwards Josh Basham, Ted Hill, Aaron Hinkley, Tom Willis, fly half Marcus Smith and centre Fraser Dingwall all named in the squad.


 
Street was part of the England squad who reached the 2017 final in Georgia, losing to New Zealand, while the others played in last year's final against France.
 


The 12 participating nations have been drawn in three pools of four teams, based on rankings from the 2018 edition.
 


Pool B sees 2018 runners-up England face Ireland (4 June), Italy (8 June) and Australia (12 June).


The knockout stages are on Monday, 17 June with finals day on Saturday, 22 June.
 


England, who have won the competition three times, last lifted the Championship in 2016.

 


England squad for World Rugby U20 Championship
 

Olly Adkins (Gloucester Rugby)
Alfie Barbeary (Wasps) - Bloxham School
Josh Basham (Newcastle Falcons)
Richard Capstick (Exeter Chiefs)
Alex Coles (Northampton Saints)
Tom de Glanville (Bath Rugby)
Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints)
Connor Doherty (Sale Sharks)
Nic Dolly (Sale Sharks)
Ollie Fox (Yorkshire Carnegie)
Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers)
Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors)
Aaron Hinkley (Gloucester Rugby)
Josh Hodge (Newcastle Falcons)
Joel Kpoku (Saracens)
Samson Ma'asi (Northampton Saints)
Sam Maunder (Exeter Chiefs)
Kai Owen (Worcester Warriors)
Alfie Petch (Exeter Chiefs)
Cameron Redpath (Sale Sharks)
Arron Reed (Sale Sharks)
Tom Seabrook (Gloucester Rugby)
Ollie Sleightholme (Northampton Saints)
Marcus Smith (Harlequins)
Marcus Street (Exeter Chiefs)
Rusiate Tuima (Exeter Chiefs)
Manu Vunipola (Saracens)
Tom Willis (Wasps)

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