England name U20 squad for World Rugby 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.

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)

England U20 fixtures

4 June: England U20s v Ireland U20s (KO 7.30pm BST), live on World Rugby platforms.

8 June: England U20s v Italy U20s (KO 7.30pm BST), live on World Rugby platforms.

12 June: England U20s v Australia U20s (KO 7.30pm BST), live on World Rugby platforms.

Knockout stages on Monday, 17 June and finals day on Saturday, 22 June, live on ITV.

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