England U20s name side to face France U20s
England U20 Men's head coach Alan Dickens has named his side to face France on Friday (KO 8pm) at the Rec Ground, Bath, as they look to build on an unbeaten start to the U20 Six Nations tournament.
A new starting lock combination will see captain Lewis Chessum partnered in the second row by fellow Leicester Tiger Rob Carmichael, who earns his first start.
Archie McArthur and Tim Hoyt are the two starting props with Finn Theobald-Thomas at hooker. Following his Player of the Match performance against Wales, Tristan Woodman retains his spot at openside flanker, with Finn Carnduff packing on the other side of the scrum and Greg Fisilau at the back.
Charlie Bracken and Monty Bradbury continue their partnership in the halves, while Rekeiti Ma'asi-White moves to inside centre and is joined in the midfield by debutant Joe Jenkins. Josh Hathaway and Tobias Elliott will wear the number 11 and 14 jerseys respectively, with Sam Harris at fullback.
Harry Browne has been named on the bench for a potential debut. Calum Scott, Asher Opoku-Fordjour, Afolabi Fasogbon, Joshua Manz, Nye Thomas, Benjamin Waghorn and Cassius Cleaves, who returns from injury, are the other replacements.
1. Archie McArthur (Gloucester)
2. Finn Theobald-Thomas (Gloucester)
3. Tim Hoyt (Leicester Tigers)
4. Robert Carmichael (Leicester Tigers)
5. Lewis Chessum (C) (Leicester Tigers)
6. Finn Carnduff (Leicester Tigers)
7. Tristan Woodman (Sale Sharks)
8. Greg Fisilau (Exeter Chiefs)
9. Charlie Bracken (Saracens)
10. Monty Bradbury (London Irish)
11. Josh Hathaway (Gloucester)
12. Rekeiti Ma'asi-White (Sale Sharks)
13. Joe Jenkins (Bristol Bears)
14. Tobias Elliott (Saracens)
15. Sam Harris (Bath Rugby)
16. Calum Scott (London Irish)
17. Asher Opoku-Fordjour (Sale Sharks)
18. Afolabi Fasogbon (London Irish)
19. Harry Browne (Harlequins)
20. Joshua Manz (Leicester Tigers)
21. Nye Thomas (Sale Sharks)
22. Benjamin Waghorn (Harlequins)
23. Cassius Cleaves (Harlequins)