Harris and Cuckson named for England U20 touring squad

23 May 2023

Sam Harris and Harvey Cuckson have both been named in Mark Mapletoft's 29-player England Rugby touring squad.

Harris pitched himself firmly in the England U20 set-up during their Six Nations 2023 campaign whilst Cuckson gets his debut call-up after making an impressive start to his international career with England U18 and U19.

The squad will head off on a two-match tour of Georgia as part of the side's preparations for the World Rugby U20 Championship in South Africa next month.

The 29-player squad will travel to Georgia for the matches on Saturday, 27 May and Thursday, 1 June, providing a competitive opportunity for the side to continue to develop ahead of the global tournament.

The squad includes nine uncapped England U20 players, however all have been part of the England Rugby pathways programme previously.

Of his selection, Mapletoft said: “Congratulations to all players selected for the tour of Georgia. These two matches will allow us to test ourselves on the road against a physical outfit with a tight turnaround, just like we'll face at the World Rugby U20 Championship in South Africa." 

ENgland Men's u20 squad 


Afolabi Fasogbon (London Irish)
Asher Opoku-Fordjour (Sale Sharks)
Chandler Cunningham-South (London Irish)
Craig Wright (Northampton)*
Ethan Clarke (Harlequins)*
Finn Carnduff (Leicester Tigers)
Finn Theobald-Thomas (Gloucester)
Greg Fisilau (Exeter Chiefs)
Harry Browne (Harlequins)
Harvey Cuckson (Bath Rugby)*
James Halliwell (Bristol Bears)*
Lewis Chessum (Leicester Tigers)
Nathan Jibulu (Harlequins)
Nathan Michelow (Saracens)*
Tristan Woodman (Sale Sharks)
Zach Carr (Harlequins)*

Alex Wills (Sale Sharks)*
Benjamin Waghorn (Harlequins)
Cassius Cleaves (Harlequins)
Charlie Bracken (Saracens)
Connor Slevin (Harlequins)*
Jacob Cusick (Leicester Tigers)
Joe Jenkins (Bristol Bears)
Joseph Woodward (Leicester Tigers)
Louie Johnson (Newcastle Falcons)
Nye Thomas (Sale Sharks)
Rekeiti Ma'asi-White (Sale Sharks)
Sam Harris (Bath Rugby)
Toby Thame (Northampton)*
*Uncapped England U20

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