Jan 24, 2017
Five Saracens included in England U20s EPS
Five Saracens academy players have been included in England U20s 32-man Elite Player Squad (EPS) ahead of the 2017 Six Nations.
Back rowers Ben Earl and Jack Nay, lock forward Nick Isiekwe, fly-half Max Malins and centre Dominic Morris have been included in the squad preparing to face France U20 at Exeter’s Sandy Park on Saturday 4 February (12:00pm kick-off).
England visit Eirias Park in Colwyn Bay for their second match of the tournament to face defending champions Wales before a home fixture against Italy at Darlington Mowden Park on Friday 24 February at 7:45pm.
England’s penultimate game of the Six Nations is against Scotland on Saturday 11 March at Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton, kick off 6:15pm. The side then finish their campaign in Dublin, Ireland.
England U20s have made four changes to the original squad. Tom Parton (London Irish), Jake Pope (Sale Sharks) and Alex Seville (Gloucester Rugby) come into the squad as injury replacements for Ralph Adams-Hale (Saracens), Charlie Capps (Yorkshire Carnegie) and Ali Crossdale (Saracens).
Winger Paolo Odogwu (Sale Sharks) makes way for Saracens’ Dominic Morris as the fourth change to the squad.
England U20 Elite Player Squad 2017:
Sam Aspland-Robinson (Harlequins)
Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons)
Theo Brophy Clews (London Irish)
Will Butler (Worcester Warriors)
Josh Caulfield (Exeter Chiefs)
Justin Clegg (Worcester Warriors)
Joe Cokanasiga (London Irish)
Ben Curry (Sale Sharks)
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks)
Ollie Dawe (Bristol Rugby)
Ben Earl (Saracens)
Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors)
Gabriel Ibitoye (Harlequins)
Nick Isiekwe (Saracens)
Ciaran Knight (Gloucester Rugby)
Curtis Langdon (Sale Sharks)
Max Malins (Saracens)
Jack Maunder (Exeter Chiefs)
Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby)
Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints)
Dominic Morris (Saracens)
Joseph Morris (Worcester Warriors)
Joe Mullis (Gloucester Rugby)
Jack Nay (Saracens)
Tom Parton (London Irish)
Jake Pope (Sale Sharks)
Harry Randall (Gloucester Rugby)
Alex Seville (Gloucester Rugby)
Jamie Shillcock (Worcester Warriors)
Jacob Umaga (Wasps)
Max Wright (Yorkshire Carnegie)
Zac Xiourouppa (Worcester Warriors)
England U20 2017 Six Nations fixtures:
- All of the home England U20 Six Nations fixtures will be shown live on Sky Sports.
- England v France: Saturday 4th February – Sandy Park, Exeter (KO 12:00pm)
- Wales v England: Friday 10th February – Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay (KO 7:15pm)
- England v Italy: Friday 24th February – Darlington Mowden Park (KO 7:45pm)
- England v Scotland: Saturday 11th March – Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton (KO 6:15pm)
- Ireland v England: Friday 17th March – Donnybrook Stadium, (KO 6:00pm)