Trio of Tigers in England to face Ireland
Leicester Tigers trio Lewis Chessum, Emeka Ilione and Jed Walsh have been included in the England Under-20 squad to face Ireland in the third round of the Six Nations U20 Summer Series in Italy.
Chessum retains his starting spot in the second row for a third game in a row, while open third row Ilione has once again been named team captain.
The game takes place at the Payanini Center in Verona at 7 p.m. BST on Tuesday, July 5.
Speaking ahead of the final pool game, England Under-20 head coach Alan Dickens said: “The players really gave their all against France and scored four tries and got a point. bonus was well deserved.”
“We know that we will have to stay focused on our discipline in the last pool game against Ireland who, as we experienced in the Six Nations Championship, are a strong team.”
ENGLAND U20 XV
14. Iwan Stephens
13. Rekeiti Ma’asi-White
12. Ethan Grayson
11. Alex Harmes
10. End Smith
1. Tumy Onasanya
2. Ollie Fletcher
3. Jevaughn Warren
4. Ewan Richards
5. Lewis Chessum
6. Ethan Stadon
7. Emeka Ilione (c)
8. Toby Knight
SUBSTITUTES: 16. John Stewart, 17. Archie McArthur, 18. Mikey Summerfield, 19. Charlie Rice, 20. Chandler Cunningham South, 21. Greg Fisilau, 22. Lucas Brooke, 23. Tom Carr-Smith, 24. Jed Walsh25. Tom Litchfield, 26. Sam Harris