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Tigers trio head to World Junior Championships

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England Under-20s have named three Leicester Tigers players in the squad for the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship in New Zealand in June.

Coaches Nick Walshe and Ian Peel will be hoping England can defend the title they won last year in France, and have named seven players with previous JWC experience, including captain Callum Braley.
Tigers front-rowers Harry Rudkin and Harry Thacker are included, plus wing Henry Purdy who shared in last year’s triumph.
England kick off their campaign on June 2 against Italy, then face Australia and Argentina in Auckland.
Head coach Walshe said: “We’re pleased with the balance and experience in this squad and we are confident that they will perform well in each of our five matches.
“We enjoyed a successful Six Nations and, while it was disappointing not to win it, as a group we came on hugely. The key is to keep building on that momentum.”
England Under-20s

Biyi Alo (Saracens)
James Chisholm (Harlequins)
Joel Conlon (Exeter Chiefs)
Tom Ellis (Bath Rugby)
Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby)
Jonny Hill (Gloucester Rugby)
Paul Hill (Leeds Carnegie)
Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi (Northampton Saints)
Maro Itoje (Saracens)
Gus Jones (London Wasps)
Alex Lundberg (London Wasps)
Ross Moriarty (Gloucester Rugby)
Harry Rudkin (Leicester Tigers)
Harry Thacker (Leicester Tigers)

Jack Walker (Leeds Carnegie)
Tom Woolstencroft (Bath Rugby)
Callum Braley (Bristol Rugby)(c)
Billy Burns (Gloucester Rugby)
Nathan Earle (Saracens)
Tom Fowlie (London Irish)
Aaron Morris (Bedford Blues)
Sam Olver (Northampton Saints)
Henry Purdy (Leicester Tigers)
Howard Packman (Northampton Saints)
Harry Sloan (Harlequins)
Tom Stephenson (Northampton Saints)
Henry Taylor (Loughborough University)
Nick Tompkins (Saracens)