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Tigers duo in England U20s side to face Italy

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Emeka Ilione captains England Under-20s in their play offs match against Italy in the Six Nations Under-20 Summer Series.

Ilione is joined in the starting pack by Leicester Tigers team-mate Lewis Chessum.

The game takes place at the Stadio Monigo, Treviso, at 5pm (BST) on Tuesday, July 12.

Speaking ahead of the match, England U20s Head Coach Alan Dickens said: “Although we were disappointed to concede four tries in the first half against Ireland, I thought we did well to score six of our own and get the bonus point."

"Italy had a really good pool stage and we know they will give us a strong test, but we’ll be looking to finish the Summer Series on a real high."

England U20 XV: 15. Sam Harris, 14. Iwan Stephens, 13. Rekeiti Ma’asi-White, 12. Ethan Grayson, 11. George Hendy, 10. Fin Smith, 9. Tom Carr-Smith; 1. Tumy Onasanya, 2. Ollie Fletcher, 3. Jevaughn Warren, 4. Charlie Rice, 5. Lewis Chessum, 6. Emeka Ilione (c), 7. Lucas Brooke, 8. Toby Knight

Replacements: 16. John Stewart, 17. Andrew Turner, 18. Mikey Summerfield, 19. Ewan Richards, 20. Tom Lockett, 21. Greg Fisilau, 22. Ethan Staddon, 23. Chandler Cunningham-South, 24. Charlie Bracken, 25. Tom Litchfield, 26. Alex Harmes