Redshaw starts against Italy U19s on Friday

Thursday 27 April 2023 Written by: Adam

The 7.45pm kick-off is being streamed live on England Rugby’s Youtube channel by [**clicking here**][1].

Redshaw starts at full-back for England a year young, having captained England Under-18s to a remarkable 56-14 win over Ireland Under-18s in Dublin a fortnight ago.

England Under-19s are aiming for back-to-back victories after beating Wales Under-19s 60-14 last weekend – a game which saw Newcastle Falcons scrum-half Ben Douglas scoring two tries.

Head coach Alan Dickens said: “This is our second clash in as many weeks, after our match against Wales last week in Bristol. It was a pleasing result for us but even better was seeing these players develop and perform at the international level in their own age group.

“This match against the Azzurri is another opportunity and a challenge. They take to the pitch with passion, play expansive rugby with a strong set piece and maul focus, and their players gel well having played a lot of rugby together.”

**England Under-19s team v Italy U19s (Friday, Bedford, 7.45pm, live on England Rugby Youtube channel)**

15 Ben Redshaw (Newcastle)

14 Alex Wills (Sale)

13 Toby Thame (Northampton)

12 Sean Kerr (Harlequins)

11 Tobias Elliott (Saracens)

10 Sam Harris (Bath)

9 Ollie Allan (London Irish)

1 Asher Opoku-Fordjour (Sale)

2 Craig Wright (Northampton)

3 Afolabi Fasogbon (London Irish)

4 Harvey Cuckson (Bath)

5 Joe Bailey (Exeter)

6 Nathan Michelow (Saracens)

7 Tristan Woodman (Sale)

8 Zach Carr (Harlequins)


16 James Isaacs (Saracens)

17 Scott Kirk (Bath)

18 James Halliwell (Bristol Bears)

19 Harry Browne (Harlequins)

20 Patrick Pearce (Bristol Bears)

21 Archie McParland (Northampton)

22 Josh Bellamy (Harlequins)

23 Ludo Kolade (Harlequins)

24 George Makepeace-Cubitt (London Irish)

25 Aaron Tull (Bristol Bears)