England u/20 head coach Steve Bates has named his side to play Italy today in the fourth round of the 2019 u/20 Six nations Championship at Golding Road, Bedford. England lost their third match in the current u/20 Six Nations Championship last Friday and will look to turn their disappointing season around in Italy.
Bates made three changes and one positional change to his starting lineup. Up front, James Scott comes in as lock, while Rus Tuima gets his first start at eight with Tom Willis switching to blindside flanker. Tom Willies will again captain this side. At the back injured Connor Doherty is replaced by Tom Seabrook at outside centre.
15. Josh Hodge (Newcastle Falcons), 14. Ollie Sleightholme (Northampton Saints), 13. Tom Seabrook (Gloucester Rugby), 12. Tom de Glanville (Bath Rugby), 11. Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish), 10. Kieran Wilkinson (Sale Sharks), 9. Ollie Fox (Yorkshire Carnegie), 1. Olly Adkins (Gloucester Rugby), 2. Nic Dolly (Sale Sharks), 3. Alfie Petch (Exeter Chiefs), 4. Joel Kpoku (Saracens), 5. James Scott (Worcester Warriors), 6. Tom Willis (Wasps), 7. Aaron Hinkley (Gloucester Rugby), 8. Rusiate Tuima (Exeter Chiefs).
16. Samson Ma'asi (Northampton Saints), 17. Kai Owen (Worcester Warriors), 18. Jack Bartlett (Gloucester Rugby), 19. Alex Coles (Northampton Saints), 20. Richard Capstick (Exeter Chiefs), 21. Sam Maunder (Exeter Chiefs), 22. Manu Vunipola (Saracens), 23. Jack Reeves (Gloucester Rugby).