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Day, Hobbs-Awoyemi to take on Baby Blacks in semi-final

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The Saints duo will be emulating clubmates Calum Clark and Courtney Lawes, who both faced the Baby Blacks in the latter stages of the Junior World Championships in previous seasons.

Tomorrow's game is a repeat of the 2011 final, which New Zealand won 33-22. But after having surpassed last year's final placing of seventh, head coach Nick Walshe says that the England team is looking forward to going one better than two seasons ago.

"We're delighted to be in the top four and to have the opportunity to face New Zealand is a real honour," he said. "The boys have trained well in preparation for the game and they are really looking forward to making a good account of themselves. We're under no illusions as to how hard the game will be but we just need to concentrate on ourselves and on our performance."

The game kicks off at 7:45pm BST, with live coverage on Sky Sports.


IRB Junior World Championships Semi-Final

Stade de la Rabin, Vannes

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Kick off 7:45pm BST

15 Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)

14 Anthony Watson (Bath)

13 Harry Sloan (Harlequins)

12 Sam Hill (Exeter Chiefs)

11 Ben Howard (Worcester Warriors)

10 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)

9 Alex Day (Northampton Saints)

1 Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi (Northampton Saints)

2 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)

3 Scott Wilson (Newcastle Falcons)

4 Elliott Stooke (Gloucester)

5 Dominic Barrow (Leeds Carnegie)

6 Ross Moriarty (Gloucester)

7 Matt Hankin (Saracens)

8 Jack Clifford (Harlequins)(capt)


16 Scott Spurling (Saracens)

17 Alec Hepburn (London Wasps)

18 Tom Smallbone (London Irish)

19 Tom Price (Leicester Tigers)

20 David Sisi (Bath)

21 Callum Braley (Bristol)

22 Ollie Devoto (Bath)

23 Henry Purdy (Leicester Tigers)

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