Johnson starts at fly-half against Georgia U20s

Friday 26 May 2023 Written by: Adam

The game at Avchala Stadium kicks off at 4pm UK time and is being streamed live on the Georgian Rugby Facebook page.

Saturday’s game is the first of two matches for England on their Georgian tour, with the two teams meeting again on Thursday in preparation for the upcoming Junior World Championship in South Africa.

England Under-20s’ new head coach Mark Mapletoft said: “We’ve selected a side for our first match against Georgia Under-20s which will give us a chance to try out new on-pitch combinations and also to see players who didn’t play big minutes during the Under-20 Six Nations campaign.

“We expect the locals to come out hard, backed by a vocal crowd. We can’t wait for the experience.”

**England Under-20s**

15 Connor Slevin (Harlequins)

14 Benjamin Waghorn (Harlequins)

13 Jacob Cusick (Leicester Tigers)

12 Toby Thame (Northampton Saints)

11 Alex Wills (Sale Sharks)

10 Louie Johnson (Newcastle Falcons)

9 Nye Thomas (Sale Sharks)

1 Ethan Clarke (Harlequins)

2 Nathan Jibulu (Harlequins)

3 James Halliwell (Bristol Bears)

4 Harvey Cuckson (Bath Rugby)

5 Harry Browne (Harlequins)

6 Nathan Michelow (Saracens)

7 Tristan Woodman (Sale Sharks)

8 Zach Carr (Harlequins)


16 Craig Wright (Northampton Saints)

17 Asher Opoku-Fordjour (Sale Sharks)

18 Afolabi Fasogbon (London Irish)

19 Finn Carnduff (Leicester Tigers)

20 Chandler Cunningham-South (London Irish)

21 Charlie Bracken (Saracens)

22 Joseph Woodward (Leicester Tigers)

23 Joe Jenkins (Bristol Bears)