Louie Johnson on the bench against Italy U20s

Wednesday 08 February 2023 Written by: Adam

The Kingsholm clash is a 7pm kick-off and is being shown live on the BBC iPlayer as England look to build on last weekend’s 41-36 home win over Scotland Under-20s.

Head coach Alan Dickens said: “We can take many positives away from our match against Scotland, particularly from the first 25 minutes and in the final 10 when the team played with speed and intensity.

“While we lost the momentum early in the second half, I was really pleased with how the players wrestled back control to close out the match.

“The players are back in camp and have had a good few days of preparation. We’re now looking forward to our match against Italy at Kingsholm Stadium and will take a settled side into the fixture.

“All teams in this year’s Six Nations are quality sides. We saw Italy push France until the final whistle last week, so a full 80-minute performance will be needed against them on Friday.”

**England U20s v Italy U20s (Friday, 7pm, Kingsholm, live on BBC iPlayer)**

15 Sam Harris (Bath Rugby)

14 Tobias Elliott (Saracens)

13 Rekeiti Ma’asi-White (Sale Sharks)

12 Joseph Woodward (Leicester Tigers)

11 Josh Hathaway (Gloucester)

10 Monty Bradbury (London Irish)

9 Charlie Bracken (Saracens)

1 Archie McArthur (Gloucester)

2 Finn Theobald-Thomas (Gloucester)

3 Tim Hoyt (Leicester Tigers)

4 Danny Eite (Gloucester)

5 Lewis Chessum (Leicester Tigers)

6 Finn Carnduff (Leicester Tigers)

7 Greg Fisilau (Exeter Chiefs)

8 Chandler Cunningham-South (London Irish)


16 Calum Scott (London Irish)

17 Asher Opoku-Fordjour (Sale Sharks)

18 Afolabi Fasogbon (London Irish)

19 Robert Carmichael (Leicester Tigers)

20 Tristan Woodman (Sale Sharks)

21 Nye Thomas (Sale Sharks)

22 Louie Johnson (Newcastle Falcons)

23 Benjamin Waghorn (Harlequins)