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2 September 2013, 11:57am

Three Bath Rugby youngsters called up by England U20s

Bath Rugby youngsters Anthony Watson, Tom Ellis and Charlie Ewels have been named in the England Under 20s squad for the new season.

Coaches Nick Walshe and Ian Peel have selected a 32-man group, who will be hoping to win a fourth Under 20 Six Nations title in a row in the New Year before heading to New Zealand to defend their IRB Junior World Championship trophy next June.

Walshe and Peel have called on 11 players previously capped at this level while another 11 of the squad represented England at Under 18 level on their recent summer tour to South Africa.

Walshe said: "We're excited to work with the players in our squad. We have a good blend of guys with experience and new talent coming in from the Under 18s set-up.

"There is always huge competition at this age grade and a lot of players getting first team rugby at their clubs, it's tough to narrow that down to a group of 32 and we expect players to continue to push for inclusion.

"Competition for places will be high, but that's just what you want. We had a successful season last season and the aim is to perform even better."

England U20 Elite Player Squad 2013/14

Forwards

James Chisholm (Harlequins)

Joel Conlon (Exeter Chiefs)

Tom Ellis (Bath Rugby)

Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby)

Paul Hill (Leeds Carnegie)

Jonny Hill (Gloucester Rugby)

Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi (Northampton Saints)

Maro Itoje (Saracens)

Gus Jones (London Wasps)

Lewis Ludlow (Gloucester Rugby)

Alex Lundberg (London Wasps)

Ross Moriarty (Gloucester Rugby)

Cameron Neild (Sale Sharks)

Will Owen (Leicester Tigers)

Harry Rudkin (Leicester Tigers)

Harry Thacker (Leicester Tigers)

Scott Wilson (Newcastle Falcons)

Backs

Callum Braley (Bristol Rugby)

Billy Burns (Gloucester Rugby)

Jordan Burns (Harlequins)

George Catchpole (Leicester Tigers)

Nathan Earle (Saracens)

Louis Grimoldby (Harlequins)

Zach Kibirige (Newcastle Falcons)

Sam Olver (Northampton Saints)

Howard Packman (Northampton Saints)

Henry Purdy (Leicester Tigers)

Harry Sloan (Harlequins)

Tom Stephenson (Northampton Saints)

Nick Tompkins (Saracens)

Stuart Townsend (Exeter Chiefs)

Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby)

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