Three Saracens named in England U20's team to play Italy
Toby Knight, Francis Moore and Alex Wardell will all start for England Under 20's against Italy on Friday night.
Knight captained the team last week as they got the competition off to a flying start with a 41-24 win over Scotland in Edinburgh.
He will start in the number seven shirt, with Wardell at blindside and Moore on the left wing.
Head Coach Alan Dickens said: “The players were pleased with the performance against Scotland, particularly their ability to take control of the second half.”
“We’ve have had another good week training and seen some new faces in camp. The level of competition within the squad is something I have been really impressed with.”
“Italy will be a strong team on home soil, but the boys are looking forward to our second away trip and getting back onto the pitch in Treviso and improving on last week’s performance.
“Last week’s game was special for the players and as a team, in that 19 lads made their U20 debuts. The performance they put in on the night demonstrates the togetherness of the players and their willingness to work hard for each other."
England Men's U20 Team
15. George Hendy (Northampton Saints, Caps 1)
14. Deago Bailey (Bristol Bears, Caps 4)
13. Tom Litchfield (Northampton Saints, Caps 3)
12. Ethan Grayson (Northampton Saints, Caps 1)
11. Francis Moore (Saracens, Caps 0)
10. Jamie Benson (Harlequins, Caps 1)
9. Matty Jones (Gloucester Rugby, Caps 1)
1. Fin Baxter (Harlequins, Caps 2) - Captain
2. John Stewart (Bath Rugby, Caps 2)
3. Mikey Summerfield (London Irish, Caps 1)
4. Alfie Bell (Wasps, Caps 1)
5. Tom Lockett (Northampton Saints, Caps 1)
6. Alex Wardell (Saracens, Caps 1)
7. Toby Knight (Saracens, Caps 1)
8. Emeka Ilione (Leicester Tigers, Caps 2)
16. Finn Theobald-Thomas (Worcester Warriors, Caps 0)
17. Mark Dormer (Newcastle, Caps 1)
18. Will Hobson (Harlequins, Caps 1)
19. Charlie Rice (Bristol Bears, Caps 1)
20. Greg Fisilau (Wasps, Caps 1)
21. Sam Edwards (Leicester Tigers, Caps 0)
22. Louie Johnson (Newcastle Falcons, Caps 1)
23. Ollie Dawkins (Wasps, Caps 1)
Watch the Under 20's against Ireland at StoneX Stadium on Saturday 12th March, tickets are available here!