Trio in semi-final action against Baby Blacks

17 June 2013

Bath Rugby's exciting new signing Anthony Watson will start for England Under 20s tomorrow when they take on New Zealand in the semi-final of the IRB Junior World Championship, kick-off 19.45 (GMT).

Ollie Devoto and David Sisi, who both scored in the record-breaking 109-0 win over the USA in the final Pool game last week, are named on the bench.

England last played New Zealand in the 2011 Junior World Championship final, a game the Baby Blacks won 33-22.

Head Coach Walshe said: "We're delighted to be in the top four and to have the opportunity to face New Zealand is a real honour. The boys have trained well in preparation for the game and they are really looking forward to making a good account of themselves. We're under no illusions as to how hard the game will be but we just need to concentrate on ourselves and on our performance."

England Under 20 starting XV to play New Zealand

15 Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)

14 Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby)

13 Harry Sloan (Harlequins)

12 Sam Hill (Exeter Chiefs)

11 Ben Howard (Worcester Warriors)

10 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)

9 Alex Day (Northampton Saints)

1 Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi (Northampton Saints)

2 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)

3 Scott Wilson (Newcastle Falcons)

4 Elliott Stooke (Gloucester Rugby)

5 Dominic Barrow (Leeds Carnegie)

6 Ross Moriarty (Gloucester Rugby)

7 Matt Hankin (Saracens)

8 Jack Clifford (Harlequins) (c)


16 Scott Spurling (Saracens)

17 Alec Hepburn (London Wasps)

18 Tom Smallbone (London Irish)

19 Tom Price (Leicester Tigers)

20 David Sisi (Bath Rugby)

21 Callum Braley (Bristol Rugby)

22 Ollie Devoto (Bath Rugby)

23 Henry Purdy (Leicester Tigers)

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