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Duo line up for England Under-20s

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Will Hurrell and Sam Harrison retain their places in the England Under-20 line-up for this week's RBS Under-20 6 Nations game against Ireland.

England top the table after wins over Wales (41-14) and Italy (16-10) but were beaten 18-19 by Ireland last season after a late long-range drop goal.

Head coach Mark Mapletoft admits the side were stung by their defeat in Athlone last February and said: "Ireland look a good side and were very convincing winners against Italy. They will threaten all over the pitch.”

Full-back Jack Wallace (London Wasps) wins his first cap and prop Lee Imiolek (Sale Sharks) makes his first start. Newcastle Falcons prop Kieran Brookes makes his first appearance at this level and London Wasps wing Christian Wade comes into the squad after England Sevens duty.

England Under-20s (v Ireland U20s, at Kingsholm, Gloucester, Friday 7.45pm)
15 Jack Wallace (London Wasps)
14 Will Hurrell (Leicester Tigers)
13 Jonathan Joseph (London Irish)
12 Tom Casson (Saracens)
11 Jonny May (Hartpury Coll & Gloucester Rugby)
10 Freddie Burns (Gloucester Rugby)
9 Sam Harrison (Leicester Tigers)
1 Lee Imiolek (Sale Sharks)
2 Jamie George (Saracens)
3 Shaun Knight (Gloucester Rugby)
4 Danny Wright (Gloucester Rugby)
5 Charlie Matthews (Loughborough Univ & Harlequins).
6 Jackson Wray (Univ of Hertfordshire & Saracens)
7 Jacob Rowan (Leeds Univ & Leeds Carnegie, captain)
8 Alex Gray (Newcastle Falcons)

16 Arthur Ellis (Royal Holloway & London Wasps)
17 Joe Marler (Harlequins)
18 Kieran Brookes (Northumbria Univ & Newcastle Falcons)
19 George Kruis (Saracens)
20 Jordi Pasqualin (Hartpury Coll & Gloucester Rugby)
21 Jake Sharp (Saracens)
22 Christian Wade (St Mary's College & London Wasps)