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Hurrell retained by England Under-18s

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Leicester Tigers wing Will Hurrell has kept his place in the England Under-18 team to face Buenos Aires Under-18s in the second match of their tour to Argentina on Wednesday.

Coach John Fletcher has made 13 changes, with only Hurrell, Newcastle flanker Will Welch and Gloucester’s Freddie Burns, who moves from fly-half to centre, starting a second successive game.

Tigers centre Andy Forsyth, who scored two tries in the opening win over Tucuman last weekend, is joined on the bench by Leicester colleagues Sam Harrison and hooker Jimmy Stevens.

Coach Fletcher said: “I am delighted with the way the players have trained this week. Following our match against Tucuman we are ready for what we believe will be an even bigger challenge.”

The England Under-18s will also play Mendoza Under-18s on Sunday and an international Test against Argentina on August 3.

England Under-18s:
1 Lee Imiolek (Sale Sharks & Sandbach), 2 David Blackwell (Gloucester Rugby & Hartpury), 3 James Currie (Bath Rugby & Millfield), 4 Joe Quinn (St Wilfred's School & Leeds Carnegie), 5 Jamie Gibson (London Irish &  Marlborough College), 6 Will Welch (Newcastle Falcons & RGS Newcastle), 7 Jacob Rowan (Leeds Carnegie & Bradford Grammar), 8 Alex Gray (Newcastle Falcons & Barnard Castle, captain); 9 Jordi Pasqualin (Gloucester Rugby & The Kings School), 10 Rory Clegg (Newcastle Falcons & Barnard Castle), 11 Will Hurrell (Leicester Tigers & Queen Elizabeth II), 12 Freddie Burns (Gloucester & Bath College), 13 Tom Homer (London Irish & Milton Abbey), 14 Christian Wade (London Wasps & RGS High Wycombe), 15 Tom Catterick (Newcastle Falcons & Barnard Castle).

Replacements: 16 Joe Marler (Harlequins), 17 Jimmy Stevens (Leicester Tigers), 18 James Gaskell (Sale Sharks & Sandbach), 19 Sam Jones (London Wasps & Aylesbury Grammar), 20 Sam Harrison (Leicester Tigers & John Cleveland College), 21 Owen Farrell (Saracens & St Georges), 22 Andy Forsyth (Leicester Tigers & QEGS Wakefield), 23 Marcus Watson (London Irish & St George’s College).