Newcastle Falcons trio selected for England U20s squad

Monday 20 June 2022 Written by: Adam

Hooker, **Ollie Fletcher**, fly-half, **Louie Johnson** and winger, **Iwan Stephens** have all been included in Alan Dickens’ 32-man squad to travel to Italy, for the Six Nations Under-20 Summer Series.

The series takes place in Treviso and Verona between 24 June and 12 July and includes the Six Nations unions plus Georgia and South Africa and is hosted by the Federazione Italiana de Rugby.

The Under-20 Summer Series will provide a regional alternative to the postponed World Rugby U20 Championship that will return in 2023.

Emeka Ilione, who has been capped six times at U20 level, will captain the side again having taken on role for the final two games of the Six Nations Championship against Ireland and Wales.

Speaking about the Six Nations summer series, England men’s U20 head coach, Alan Dickens, said: “We’ve had a productive time in camp in Newcastle over the past week, and two successful training games against Scotland that have provided great match play opportunities as we prepare for the summer series.

“We’ve got a great mix of players in the squad. Some with experience of playing at U20 level already and some players who are new to the squad. I’m really pleased with the way they are all supporting and learning from one another.”

“We have challenging opposition in our pool games against South Africa, France and Ireland. We’ve prepared well and the squad looks forward to the challenges an international series such as this provides.”

**England U20 Squad**

Charlie Bracken, Saracens, Caps 0
Lucas Brooke, London Irish, Caps 4
Tom Carr-Smith, Bath Rugby, Caps 3
Lewis Chessum, Leicester Tigers, Caps 3
Chandler Cunningham-South, London Irish, Caps 3
Greg Fisilau, Wasps, Caps 2
**Ollie Fletcher, Newcastle Falcons, Caps 1**
Ethan Grayson, Northampton Saints, Caps 5
Alex Harmes, London Irish, Caps 0
Sam Harris, Bath Rugby, Caps 0
George Hendy, Northampton Saints, Caps 3
Emeka Ilione, Leicester Tigers, Caps 6
**Louie Johnson, Newcastle Falcons, Caps 5**
Toby Knight, Saracens, Caps 5
Tom Litchfield, Northampton Saints, Caps 5
Tom Lockett, Northampton Saints, Caps 4
Rekeiti Ma’asi-White, Wasps, Caps 1
Archie McArthur, Wasps, Caps 2
Tumy Onasanya, Sale Sharks, Caps 0
Conor Oresanya, Harlequins, Caps 0
Charlie Rice, Bristol Bears, Caps 3
Ewan Richards, Bath Rugby, Caps 7
Ethan Staddon, Bath Rugby, Caps 0
Finn Theobald-Thomas, Worcester, Caps 2
Andrew Turner, Bristol Bears, Caps 0
Fin Smith, Worcester Warriors, Caps 5
**Iwan Stephens, Newcastle Falcons, Caps 1**
John Stewart, Bath Rugby, Caps 5
Mikey Summerfield, London Irish, Caps 5
Jed Walsh, Leicester Tigers, Caps 0
Jevaughn Warren, Saracens, Caps 0
Tobi Wilson, Worcester Warriors, Caps 0

**Pool A** | France, Ireland, England, South Africa
**Pool B** | Scotland, Wales, Italy, Georgia

**England’s Pool A games**
Round 1 – England v South Africa, Friday 24 June, KO 4pm (BST), Payanini Centre, Verona
Round 2 – France v England, Wednesday 29 June, KO 4pm (BST), Payanini Centre, Verona
Round 3 – Ireland v England, Tuesday 5 July, KO 7pm (BST), Payanini Centre, Verona

Play offs
Tuesday 12 July, KO TBC, Stadio Monigo, Treviso

Every game of the Under 20 Summer Series will be streamed via the [Six Nations Rugby U20 YouTube channel][1].