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Ethan Grayson, Tom Lockett and Tom Litchfield are named in the matchday 23 for England U20s against France.
Ethan Grayson, Tom Lockett and Tom Litchfield are named in the matchday 23 for England U20s against France.
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Grayson, Lockett and Litchfield in for U20s Six Nations finale

Ethan Grayson starts for England against France in the U20s Six Nations finale this Sunday (20 March, kick-off: 8pm) as head coach Alan Dickens names the Northampton centre in his starting line-up, with fellow Saints Tom Lockett and Tom Litchfield named on the bench. 

19-year-old Grayson will feature in his fifth match of the tournament, while lock Lockett and centre Litchfield start the match at Stade Aime Giral, Perpignan amongst the replacements – with England going in search of their third win of the competition after falling to Ireland last time out. 

Head coach Dickens said: “After the game against Ireland we’ve taken time to review and analyse our performance and focus on where we need to improve. 

“As with every week of the championship, players look at their individual and team performance in the match and areas that need to be worked on in training. 

“This Sunday we will be against a tough France side, but I know the boys will want to give their all in this final game of the championship.”

England Under-20s side to face France

15 Henry Arundell (London Irish, Caps 2)
14 Deago Bailey (Bristol Bears, Caps 7)
13 Will Joseph (London Irish, Caps 1)
12 Ethan Grayson (Northampton Saints, Caps 4)
11 Cassius Cleaves (Harlequins, Caps 2)
10 Louie Johnson (Newcastle Falcons, 3 Caps)
9 Nye Thomas (Sale Sharks, Caps 1)

1 Fin Baxter (Harlequins, Caps 6)
2 John Stewart (Bath Rugby, Caps 4)
3 Tim Hoyt (Leicester Tigers, Caps 1)
4 Lewis Chessum (Leicester Tigers, Caps 2)
5 Chandler Cunningham-South (London Irish, Caps 2)
6 Ewan Richards (Bath Rugby, Caps 6)
7 Toby Knight (Saracens, Caps 3)
8 Emeka Ilione (Leicester Tigers, Caps 5) - Captain

Replacements:
16 Ollie Fletcher (Newcastle Falcons, Caps 0)
17 Archie McArthur (Wasps, Caps 1)
18 Mikey Summerfield (London Irish, Caps 4)
19 Tom Lockett (Northampton Saints, Caps 2)
20 Lucas Brooke (London Irish, Caps 3)
21 Matty Jones (Gloucester Rugby, Caps 3)
22 Iwan Stephens (Newcastle Falcons, Caps 0)
23 Tom Litchfield (Northampton Saints, Caps 4)

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