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White leads Under-20s in final warm-up

Scrum-half Ben White captains England Under-20s against the Junior Springboks
Scrum-half Ben White captains England Under-20s against the Junior Springboks

Ben White will captain England Under-20s in their match against the Junior Springboks at Worcester on Friday evening (7.30pm).

Leicester Tigers scrum-half White is joined in the starting line-up by club colleague Joe Heyes, with Sam Lewis among the replacements.

This fixture represents a warm-up for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in France where England face pool fixtures against Argentina, Italy and Scotland, starting at the end of May.

England head coach Steve Bates said: “Playing South Africa is really going to focus everyone’s attention before the World Rugby Under-20 Championship and will provide us with valuable playing time before the tournament begins.

“This fixture also gives us an opportunity to finalise our squad for the tournament in France as well as get the players together to start preparing for the challenges ahead.”

Friday’s game is streamed live on englandrugby.com and FreeSports.

England Under-20s
15 Tom Parton (London Irish)
14 Tom Seabrook (Gloucester Rugby)
13 Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors)
12 Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints)
11 Ben Loader (London Irish)
10 James Grayson (Northampton Saints)
9 Ben White (Leicester Tigers)(c)
1 Alex Seville (Gloucester Rugby)
2 Gabriel Oghre (Wasps)
3 Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers)
4 Joel Kpoku (Saracens)
5 James Scott (Worcester Warriors)
6 Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors)
7 Aaron Hinkley (Gloucester Rugby)
8 Tom Willis (Wasps)

16 Henry Walker (Gloucester Rugby)
17 Toby Trinder (Northampton Saints)
18 Ehren Painter (Northampton Saints)
19 Sam Lewis (Leicester Tigers)
20 Josh Basham (London Irish)
21 Rory Brand (London Irish)
22 Sam Morley (Exeter Chiefs)
23 Luke James (Sale Sharks