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Catchpole added to Under-20s squad

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Leicester Tigers centre George Catchpole has been added to the England Under-20 squad for the IRB Junior World Championship campaign in Auckland, New Zealand next month.

England have been forced into three changes due to injury, with Leicester hooker Harry Thacker among those affected.
Catchpole is called up alongside flanker Hayden Thompson-Stringer (Saracens) and hooker Cameron Neild (Sale Sharks) to replace Thacker, Jonny Hill (Gloucester) and Tom Fowlie (London Irish).
England kick off their title defence against Italy on June 2, before facing Australia on June 6 and then Argentina on June 10.
Head coach Nick Walshe said: “It’s massively disappointing for the three guys missing out, but it provides a fantastic opportunity for the three players coming in. The great thing about this side is that we have strength in depth and we have every confidence that this squad will perform well in the competition.”
Catchpole joins Tigers colleagues Harry Rudkin and Henry Purdy in the squad.
England Under-20s squad

Biyi Alo (Saracens)
James Chisholm (Harlequins)
Joel Conlon (Exeter Chiefs)
Tom Ellis (Bath Rugby)
Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby)
Paul Hill (Leeds Carnegie)
Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi (Northampton Saints)
Maro Itoje (Saracens)
Gus Jones (London Wasps)
Alex Lundberg (London Wasps)
Ross Moriarty (Gloucester Rugby)
Cameron Neild (Sale Sharks)
Harry Rudkin (Leicester Tigers)
Hayden Thompson-Stringer (Saracens)
Jack Walker (Leeds Carnegie)
Tom Woolstencroft (Bath Rugby)
Callum Braley (Bristol Rugby)(c)
Billy Burns (Gloucester Rugby)
George Catchpole (Leicester Tigers)
Nathan Earle (Saracens)
Aaron Morris (Bedford Blues)
Sam Olver (Northampton Saints)
Henry Purdy (Leicester Tigers)
Howard Packman (Northampton Saints)
Harry Sloan (Harlequins)
Tom Stephenson (Northampton Saints)
Henry Taylor (Loughborough University)
Nick Tompkins (Saracens)