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Ewels and Jennings back for England U20s

11 February 2015

Bath Rugby Academy players Charlie Ewels and Rory Jennings start for England Under 20 in the Six Nations against against Italy at Brickfields in Plymouth (kick off 7.45pm, live on Sky Sports).

Ewels once again captains the side at lock and Jennings is retained at fly-half, with England seeking to bounce back from their opening 21-15 defeat against Wales last week. Forwards Coach Ian Peel says that the squad are in a good place: “The lads have responded very well this week. They were obviously gutted after the Wales result but have taken a lot of learnings from that game and we’re looking to transfer that from training pitch to the game on Friday night.

“Italy will be big and physical. They’ve got a good driving game, good runners and like to play with pace. It’ll be a tough game.” 

For ticket information call Plymouth Albion on 01752 565064.

England Under 20 starting XV against Italy

15 Piers O'Conor (Wasps Rugby)
14 George Perkins (Saracens)
13 Joe Marchant (Harlequins)
12 Charlie Thacker (Leicester Tigers)
11 Howard Packman (Northampton Saints)
10 Rory Jennings (Bath Rugby)
9 Stuart Townsend (Exeter Chiefs)

1 Ellis Genge (Bristol Rugby)
2 Jack Walker (Yorkshire Carnegie)
3 Paul Hill (Yorkshire Carnegie)
4 Kieran Treadwell (Harlequins)
5 Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, captain)
6 Charlie Beckett (Leicester Tigers)
7 Will Owen (Leicester Tigers)
8 James Chisholm (Harlequins)

Replacements

16 Jake Farnworth (Leicester Tigers)
17 Tom West (Wasps Rugby)
18 Ciaran Parker (Sale Sharks)
19 Joe Batley (Gloucester Rugby)
20 Sam Skinner (Exeter Chiefs)
21 James Mitchell (Sale Sharks)
22 Tom Morton (Sale Sharks)
23 Tom Howe (Wasps Rugby) 

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