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Fly-half Ford returns for England

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George Ford returns to the England Under-20 line-up for the clash with South Africa at the Junior World Championships in Padova, Italy, this evening (Saturday).

The Leicester Tigers fly-half started on the bench in the second game of the campaign, against Scotland, but returns to the No10 shirt with Saracens’ Owen Farrell moving to centre.

Tigers forwards Matt Everard and Ryan Bower are named among the replacements.

Kick off is at 7.10pm UK time and the game will be shown live on Sky Sports 4.

England U20: 15 Ben Ransom (Saracens), 14 Andy Short (Worcester Warriors), 13 Elliot Daly (London Wasps), 12 Owen Farrell (Saracens), 11 Marland Yarde (London Irish), 10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers), 9 Chris Cook (Bath Rugby); 1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens), 2 Mikey Haywood (Northampton Saints), 3 Henry Thomas (Sale Sharks), 4 Joe Launchbury (London Wasps), 5 Charlie Matthews (Harlequins), 6 Sam Jones (London Wasps), 7 Matt Kvesic (Worcester Warriors), 8 Alex Gray (c) (Newcastle Falcons). Replacements: 16 Koree Britton (Gloucester Rugby), 17 Ryan Bower (Leicester Tigers), 18 Sam Twomey (Harlequins), 19 Matt Everard (Leicester Tigers), 20 Dan Robson (Gloucester Rugby), 21 Guy Armitage (London Irish), 22 Christian Wade (London Wasps)