Louie Johnson on the bench for England Under-20s

Wednesday 22 February 2023 Written by: Adam

The 7.15pm kick-off is being played at Colwyn Bay’s Stadiwm CSM and is live on the BBC iPlayer.

Johnson has come on from the bench in England’s previous two games in the competition – a 41-36 home win over Scotland at the Twickenham Stoop and a 32-25 victory over Italy in Gloucester.

England Under-20s head coach Alan Dickens said: “I’m very proud of the players for the way they built on their win over Scotland, when it was evident in patches how we want to play the game, and then turned in a more complete performance against Italy.

“We’re building each week and Wales will present a new challenge. We’ve seen them compete hard for long periods of play against Ireland and Scotland in two close matches, so we know we’ll have to put in an 80-minute performance on Friday in Colwyn Bay.”

**England Under-20s team v Wales U20s (Friday, 7.15pm, Colwyn Bay, 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 Tristan Woodman (Sale Sharks)

8 Greg Fisilau (Exeter Chiefs)


16 Calum Scott (London Irish)

17 Asher Opoku-Fordjour (Sale Sharks)

18 Afolabi Fasogbon (London Irish)

19 Robert Carmichael (Leicester Tigers)

20 Joshua Manz (Leicester Tigers)

21 Nye Thomas (Sale Sharks)

22 Louie Johnson (Newcastle Falcons)

23 Benjamin Waghorn (Harlequins)