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Tigers trio selected by England Under-20s

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Three Leicester Tigers players have been included in the England Under-20s squad for this season.

Tigers forwards Charlie Beckett, Jake Farnworth and Will Owen have been named in a 32-man group by coaches Jon Callard, Ian Peel and Simon Hardy in preparation for the Under-20 Six Nations and the IRB Junior World Championship in Italy next June.
The squad includes eight players previously capped at this level, while another 11 represented England at Under-18 level on their recent summer tour to South Africa.
Jon Callard said: “We have a good blend of guys with experience from last season and new talent emerging from across the player pathway. There is always huge competition at this age grade and with a lot of players getting first-team rugby at their clubs it’s tough to narrow that down to a group of 32. We expect players to continue to push for inclusion.
“The work that the regional academies do is outstanding and with the partnership we have established with them, the development process will go from strength to strength. This programme is now producing tough competition for places, and this is great for English rugby."
In 70 matches played since 2007, the England Under-20s squad have won 56 and lost just 14 games. They have won four Six Nations titles (2008, ’11, ’12 and ’13) and Junior World Championship titles in 2013 and 2014). A total of 22 under-20 graduates have been capped at Test level.
England Under-20s

Seb Adeniran-Olule (Harlequins)
Joe Batley (Gloucester Rugby)
Charlie Beckett (Leicester Tigers)
Lewis Boyce (Yorkshire Carnegie)
James Chisholm (Harlequins)*
Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby)*
Jake Farnworth (Leicester Tigers)
Ellis Genge (Bristol Rugby)
Paul Hill (Yorkshire Carnegie)*
Jack Innard (Exeter Chiefs)
Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints)
Will Owen (Leicester Tigers)
Ciaran Parker (Sale Sharks)
Sam Skinner (Exeter Chiefs)
Huw Taylor (Worcester Warriors)
Kieran Treadwell (Harlequins)
Jack Walker (Yorkshire Carnegie)*
Will Witty (Newcastle Falcons)
Max Clark (Bath Rugby)
Lloyd Evans (Gloucester Rugby)
Tom Fowlie (London Irish)
Tom Griffiths (Saracens)               
Rory Jennings (Bath Rugby)
Harry Mallinder (Northampton Saints)
James Mitchell (Sale Sharks)
Aaron Morris (Saracens)*
Piers O'Conor (Wasps)
Howard Packman (Northampton Saints)*
George Perkins (Saracens)
Taylor Prell (Yorkshire Carnegie)
Nick Tompkins   (Saracens)*
Stuart Townsend (Exeter Chiefs)
* denotes 2014 JWC winner
England Under-20 Six Nations fixtures
Saturday, February 7:
Wales U20 v England U20, Colwyn Bay, kick-off tbc
Friday, February 13: England U20 v Italy U20, Plymouth Albion, 7.45pm 
Friday, February 27: Ireland U20 v England U20, Venue & kick-off tbc
Friday, March 13: England U20 v Scotland U20, Darlington Mowden Park, 5.30pm 
Friday, March 20: England U20 v France U20, Brighton, 7.55pm