Devoto and Sisi named for final Pool clash

12 June 2013

Bath Rugby's young stars Ollie Devoto and David Sisi will be looking to help England U20s secure a bonus point victory this afternoon against USA, kick-off 17.45 in the IRB Junior World Championship.

Victory over the hosts France was followed by a 24-31 loss to South Africa, meaning the England boys need a bonus point victory to stand any chance of progressing to the semi-finals.

There are 11 changes to the side who lost to South Africa, with seven coming in the forward division. Forwards Coach Ian Peel explains why he has freshened it up.

He said: "We've had two really physical Tests [against France and South Africa] and we just wanted to freshen things up. The guys who we've brought in have been coming off the bench and now it's their turn to start and make an impact from the get-go. We've got a really strong squad we want to use everybody – it keeps bodies fresh and we have full confidence in the whole squad."

England Under 20 starting XV against USA

15 Ollie Devoto (Bath Rugby)

14 Ben Howard (Worcester Warriors)

13 Tom Stephenson (Northampton Saints)

12 Harry Sloan (Harlequins)

11 Henry Purdy (Leicester Tigers)

10 Will Hooley (Northampton Saints)

9 Alex Day (Northampton Saints) (c)

1 Alec Hepburn (London Wasps)

2 Scott Spurling (Saracens)

3 Tom Smallbone (London Irish)

4 Harry Wells (Leicester Tigers)

5 Tom Price (Leicester Tigers)

6 Ross Moriarty (Gloucester Rugby)

7 Joel Conlon (Exeter Chiefs)

8 David Sisi (Bath Rugby)


16 Nathan Morris (London Wasps)

17 Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi (Northampton Saints)

18 Scott Wilson (Newcastle Falcons)

19 Dominic Barrow (Leeds Carnegie)

20 Jack Clifford (Harlequins)

21 Callum Braley (Bristol Rugby)

22 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)

23 Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)  

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