Louie Johnson on the bench against Australia U20s

Monday 03 July 2023 Written by: Adam

The 1pm UK-time kick-off is England’s final group game in the World Rugby U20 Championship, having drawn 34-34 with Ireland and beaten Fiji 53-7 in their previous two outings.

Tuesday’s game will be shown live at 1pm on World Rugby’s website, with highlights on ITV 4 at 11.10pm.

England U20s head coach Mark Mapletoft said: “This is a tough tournament with tight turnarounds and after a particularly physical game against Fiji I’ve been pleased with the response from the players to make sure they’re ready to face Australia.

“The Aussies have historically been one of the best performing sides in the tournament but we came to South Africa wanting to play and beat the best sides, so we’re relishing this opportunity.

“We’re not thinking about who we’ll face in the tournament’s next stage – we’re solely focused on our next task at hand, starting with Australia on Tuesday.”

**England U20s**

15 Sam Harris (Bath Rugby)

14 Jacob Cusick (Leicester Tigers)

13 Rekeiti Ma’asi-White (Sale Sharks)

12 Joseph Woodward (Leicester Tigers)

11 Cassius Cleaves (Harlequins)

10 Connor Slevin (Harlequins)

9 Charlie Bracken (Saracens)

1 Asher Opoku-Fordjour (Sale Sharks)

2 Nathan Jibulu (Harlequins)

3 Afolabi Fasogbon (Gloucester Rugby)

4 Finn Carnduff (Leicester Tigers)

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 Archie McArthur (Gloucester Rugby)

18 James Halliwell (Bristol Bears)

19 Harvey Cuckson (Bath Rugby)

20 Tristan Woodman (Sale Sharks)

21 Nye Thomas (Sale Sharks)

22 Joe Jenkins (Bristol Bears)

23 Louie Johnson (Newcastle Falcons)