Saturday, 22 June 2013
Bath Rugby Trio in JWC Final action
Congratulations to Ollie Devoto, David Sisi and Anthony Watson who have all been selected in the England U20s matchday 23 for the IRB Junior World Championship Final against Wales tomorrow, kick-off 17.45 (GMT).
Watson, who scored in the semi-final win over New Zealand, retains his place on the wing, with Devoto and Sisi named on the bench.
The meeting is the first all northern hemisphere final in JWC history, and the two sides last met back in March, when England won the Under 20 Six Nations in Colwyn Bay, beating Wales 28-15.
Head Coach Walshe says that Sunday's meeting will be a completely different beast though: "Wales are an excellent side – as they have shown throughout this competition and we're fully aware that it's going to be a tough game. We did well in the Six Nations to win at their place, but that game will have no bearing on the result.
"We have prepared well, we have recovered well after the New Zealand game – and we're ready for what promises to be an excellent final."
The game will be shown live on Sky Sports 2.
England U20 starting XV to play Wales
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 Alec Hepburn (London Wasps)
2 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)
3 Scott Wilson (Newcastle Falcons)
4 Tom Price (Leicester Tigers)
5 Dominic Barrow (Leeds Carnegie)
6 Ross Moriarty (Gloucester Rugby)
7 Matt Hankin (Saracens)
8 Jack Clifford (Harlequins) (c)
16 Scott Spurling (Saracens)
17 Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi (Northampton Saints)
18 Tom Smallbone (London Irish)
19 Harry Wells (Leicester Tigers)
20 David Sisi (Bath Rugby)
21 Callum Braley (Bristol Rugby)
22 Ollie Devoto (Bath Rugby)
23 Henry Purdy (Leicester Tigers)
Source: Bath Rugby
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