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Dingwall continues for England but Trinder ruled out

Fraser Dingwall and Ehren Painter will represent England once more at the World Rugby Under-20s Championship on Sunday, with head coach Steve Bates naming his side to face Italy.

England take on Italy in Perpignan (KO 3.30pm) having beaten Argentina 38-19 in their opening Pool B fixture, and Bates has made nine changes to the starting XV.

Dingwall starts in the centres for the second straight match, while front-row Painter will hope to make an impact off the bench.

But Saints’ other prop in the squad, Toby Trinder, has unfortunately been ruled out of the rest of the tournament with an injury sustained in Wednesday’s opening fixture.

“It’s unfortunate for Toby who has made a huge contribution to our season and he should be very proud of everything he has achieved for England U20s over the past six months.

Steve Bates (England U20s head coach)

“Getting off to a winning start in this tournament is really important as it gives you momentum and confidence early on.

“What we’re looking for against Italy is an improved performance across the board. We need to be more accurate, be patient and to play for longer as well as try and turn more of the opportunities we created against Argentina into scores.

“Italy are improving all the time and will be buoyed by their victory against Scotland. They gave us a very competitive game in the Six Nations and we will not underestimate them. However, we also have to be very positive about what we have to bring to this match.

“There are some different combinations, the side we’ve picked is really exciting with threats all over the pitch and I’m really looking forward to seeing them play.”

Sunday’s fixture will be streamed live on WorldRugby.org, with highlights on ITV 4 at 11pm, while England will end their Pool B fixtures against Scotland in Beziers on Thursday 7 June at 8pm.

England U20s side to play Italy:
15. Tom Parton (London Irish)
14. Gabriel Ibitoye (Harlequins)
13. Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints)
12. Will Butler (Worcester Warriors)
11. Ben Loader (London Irish)
10. Marcus Smith (Harlequins)
9. Rory Brand (London Irish)

1. Alex Seville (Gloucester Rugby)
2. Henry Walker (Gloucester Rugby)
3. Joe Heyes (Leicester Rugby)
4. Joel Kpoku (Saracens)
5. Sam Lewis (Leicester Tigers)
6. Tom Willis (Wasps Rugby)
7. Ben Curry - captain (Sale Sharks)
8. Josh Basham (London Irish)

Replacements
16. Gabriel Oghre (Wasps Rugby)
17. Ciaran Knight (Gloucester Rugby)
18. Ehren Painter (Northampton Saints)
19. James Scott (Worcester Warriors)
20. Aaron Hinkley (Gloucester Rugby)
21. Ben White (Leicester Tigers)
22. Tom Hardwick (Leicester Tigers)
23. Jordan Olowofela (Leicester Tigers)