Johnson starts for England in U20 semi-final

Friday 07 July 2023 Written by: Adam

The game is being played at Athlone Stadium in Cape Town, with the 6pm UK-time kick-off being shown live on World Rugby’s website.

Highlights are being shown at 11.35pm on ITV4, with England U20s head coach Mark Mapletoft saying: “It’s extremely exciting to be involved in the semi-final stages of the competition.

“The squad have worked very hard to be here and they thoroughly deserve it.

“They are an ambitious bunch that I know will not want to settle for just making it this far. We are coming up against a tough French side, but if we stick to our processes it has all the makings of a great game of rugby.

“We have prepared well and can’t wait to take to the field on Sunday.”

The winner of Sunday’s game will meet either Ireland or South Africa in the final on Friday July 14.

**England Under-20s team** 

15 Sam Harris (Bath Rugby) 

14 Tobias Elliott (Saracens) 

13 Joe Jenkins (Bristol Bears) 

12 Joseph Woodward (Leicester Tigers) 

11 Cassius Cleaves (Harlequins) 

10 Louie Johnson (Newcastle Falcons) 

9 Charlie Bracken (Saracens) 

1 Archie McArthur (Gloucester Rugby) 

2 Nathan Jibulu (Harlequins) 

3 Afolabi Fasogbon (Gloucester Rugby) 

4 Harry Browne (Harlequins)

5 Lewis Chessum (Leicester Tigers) 

6 Nathan Michelow (Saracens) 

7 Greg Fisilau (Exeter Chiefs) 

8 Chandler Cunningham-South (Harlequins) 


16 Finn Theobald-Thomas (Leicester Tigers) 

17 Asher Opoku-Fordjour (Sale Sharks) 

18 James Halliwell (Bristol Bears) 

19 Finn Carnduff (Leicester Tigers) 

20 Tristan Woodman (Sale Sharks) 

21 Nye Thomas (Sale Sharks) 

22 Connor Slevin (Harlequins) 

23 Rekeiti Ma’asi-White (Sale Sharks)