Ewels and Woolstencroft involved in final pool game

9 June 2014

Charlie Ewels and Tom Woolstencroft have retained their places in England Under 20 squad for the final pool game of the IRB Junior World Championship against Argentina.

Ewels is just one of three players who keep their starting place as Head Coach Nick Walshe makes 12 changes, with Woolstencroft named on the bench.

There are first U20 starts for Biyi Alo, Jordan Onojaife, Hayden Thompson-Stringer and Cameron Neild, while Tom Stephenson comes back into the side after helping Northampton Saints to Premiership victory.

Head Coach Nick Walshe said: "The great thing about our squad is that we have real strength in depth. There are a few lads desperate to make an impression and this is a great opportunity for them to perform.

"Argentina will be physical and they'll provide a real test, but we've had a good few days since the Australia game, have recovered well and we'll be ready for a tough match."

England U20 starting XV against Argentina

15 Aaron Morris (Bedford Blues)
14 George Catchpole (Leicester Tigers)
13 Nick Tompkins (Saracens)
12 Tom Stephenson (Northampton Saints)
11 Henry Purdy (Leicester Tigers)
10 Sam Olver (Northampton Saints)
9 Callum Braley (Bristol Rugby, captain)
1 Alex Lundberg (London Wasps)
2 Jack Walker (Leeds Carnegie)
3 Biyi Alo (Saracens)
4 Jordan Onojaife (Northampton Saints)
5 Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby)
6 Hayden Thompson-Stringer (Saracens)
7 Cameron Neild (Sale Sharks)
8 James Chisholm (Harlequins)


16 Tom Woolstencroft (Bath Rugby)
17 Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi (Northampton Saints)
18 Harry Rudkin (Leicester Tigers)
19 Maro Itoje (Saracens)
20 Gus Jones (London Wasps)
21 Henry Taylor (Loughborough University)
22 Billy Burns (Gloucester Rugby)
23 Nathan Earle (Saracens)

June 10
England U20 v Argentina
QBE Stadium

June 15
JWC semi-final

June 20
JWC final

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