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Tigers trio head for World Juniors

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Three Leicester Tigers players have been named in the England Under-20 squad to defend their world title in Italy next month.Tigers academy forwards Charlie Beckett, Will Owen and Owen Hills are included in the squad chasing a third consecutive championship win.   England face France, Wales and Japan in the pool stages.   Bath’s Charlie Ewels, who led England to Six Nations glory this season, is joined by James Chisholm, Paul Hill, Aaron Morris, Howard Packman, Nick Tompkins and Jack Walker who all played in last season’s triumphant campaign in New Zealand.   Head coach Jon Callard said: “We have a good balance of experience, with players returning from last year and the new group coming in.   “For the entire squad it is a huge honour to represent their country in a world championship.   “Some of the players are only a year behind those who have come through and been capped at senior level this year. The likes of George Ford, Jack Nowell and Owen Farrell have all made the immediate step-up in recent years and they are now an inspiration for this group.”   England Under-20s Sebastian Adeniran-Olule (Harlequins) Joseph Batley (Gloucester Rugby) Charles Beckett (Leicester Tigers) James Chisholm (Harlequins) Maxwell Clark (Bath Rugby) Lloyd Evans (Gloucester Rugby) Charlie  Ewels (c) (Bath Rugby) Ellis Genge (Bristol Rugby) Paul Hill (Yorkshire Carnegie) Owen Hills (Leicester Tigers) Jack Innard (Exeter Chiefs) Rory Jennings (Bath Rugby) Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints) Joseph Marchant (Harlequins) James Mitchell (Sale Sharks) Aaron  Morris (Saracens) Piers O'Conor (Wasps) William Owen (Leicester Tigers) Howard Packman (Northampton Saints) Ciaran Parker (Sale Sharks) George Perkins (Saracens) Samuel Skinner (Exeter Chiefs) Nick Tompkins (Saracens) Stuart Townsend (Exeter Chiefs) Kieran Treadwell (Harlequins) Jack Walker (Yorkshire Carnegie) William Witty (Newcastle Falcons)   England Schedule June 2: England v Japan, KO 5.30pm BST, Stadio San Michele Calvisano June 6: England v Wales, KOP 7.30pm BST, Stadio San Michele Calvisano June 10: England v France, KO 3.30pm BST, Stadio Luigi Zaffanella Viadana June 15: Semi-finals and knockout games. June 20: Final and knockout games.