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Keen contest for under-20s

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George Ford and Matt Everard face Tigers Academy colleague Hamish Watson when England and Scotland meet at Under-20s level at Newbury on Friday.

Fly-half Ford is included in England’s starting line-up, with flanker Everard among the replacements, while Watson starts at openside for the Scots.

England also include Saracens’ Owen Farrell, who played in the Aviva Premiership win over Tigers at Welford Road last Saturday.

Tickets for the game are £12, with under-10s admitted free. Or keep up with the action with live coverage on Sky Sports 3 (red button), kick-off is at 8pm.

England U20s: 15 Ben Ransom (Saracens), 14 Andy Short (Worcester Warriors), 13 Elliot Daly (Wasps), 12 Owen Farrell (Saracens), 11 Christian Wade (Wasps), 10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers), 9 Dan Robson (Gloucester); 1 Mako Vunipola (Bristol Rugby), 2 Rob Buchanan (Harlequins), 3 Will Collier (Harlequins), 4 Joe Launchbury (Wasps), 5 Charlie Matthews (Harlequins), 6 Kieran Low (Harlequins), 7 Matt Kvesic (Worcester Warriors), 8 Alex Gray (Newcastle Falcons) (c). Replacements: 16 Koree Britton (Gloucester), 17 Henry Thomas (Sale Sharks), 18 Sam Jones (Wasps), 19 Matt Everard (Leicester Tigers), 20 Chris Cook (Bath), 21 Jamie Elliott (Northampton Saints), 22 Jonathan Joseph (London Irish)
Scotland U20s: 15 Glenn Bryce (Heriot’s), 14 Mike Doneghan (Glasgow Warriors/Stirling County), 13 Mark Bennett (Glasgow Warriors/Ayr), 12 Harry Leonard (Edinburgh/Boroughmuir), 11 Kerr Gossman (Glasgow Warriors/Glasgow Hawks), 10 Stuart Edwards (Stirling County), 9 Jamie Stevenson (Westcombe Park); 1 Robin Hislop (Edinburgh/Boroughmuir), 2 David Cherry (Team Northumbria), 3 George Hunter (Glasgow Warriors/Glasgow Hawks) (c), 4 Mitch Eadie (Filton College), 5 Robert McAlpine (West of Scotland), 6 Alex Spence (Heriot’s), 8 James Tyas (Bath), 7 Hamish Watson (Leicester Tigers). Replacements: 16 Richard Ferguson (Melrose), 17 Nick Fraser (Boroughmuir), 18 Andy Kirkland (Glasgow Hawks), 19 Mitchell Todd (Nottingham), 20 Duncan Finnie (Watsonians), 21 James Munro (Edinburgh Accies), 22 Sam Atkin (Edinburgh Accies)