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Northampton Saints' Ethan Grayson starts of England U20s.
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Northampton Saints' Ethan Grayson starts of England U20s.
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Grayson starts for England U20s in Wales clash

Ethan Grayson has been named in the England Under-20s’ matchday 23 this weekend, with head coach Alan Dickens starting the Northampton Saints centre for the clash with Wales on Friday (25 February, kick-off: 7pm).

With England currently third in the U20 Six Nations Championship table, Dickens makes eight changes to his starting line-up but keeps the 19-year-old on at inside centre for the third time in the competition. 

And Head coach Dickens said: “We had a tough game against Italy but we have had almost two weeks to reflect, analyse and plan for our game against Wales. 

“There’s been a great energy in camp this week with some more new faces involved. 

“This week the focus has been on us and what we can control. That said, we will need to have the ability to tactically adapt within the game situation

“Having home crowd support at Castle Park will bolster the boys as we take on a competitive Welsh side.”

ENGLAND U20s v WALES U20s
U20 Six Nations Championship
Friday 25 February, 2022
Castle Park, Doncaster
Kick-off: 7pm

15 Henry Arundell (London Irish, Caps 1)
14 Deago Bailey (Bristol Bears, Caps 5)
13 Jacob Cusick (Leicester Tigers, Caps 0)
12 Ethan Grayson (Northampton Saints, Caps 2)
11 Cassius Cleaves (Harlequins, Caps 0)
10 Jamie Benson (Harlequins, 2 Caps)
9 Sam Edwards (Leicester Tigers, Caps 1)

1 Fin Baxter (Harlequins, Caps 3) - Captain
2 Finn Theobald-Thomas (Worcester Warriors, Caps 1)
3 Will Hobson (Harlequins, Caps 2)
4 Charlie Rice (Bristol Bears, Caps 2)
5 Alfie Bell (Wasps, Caps 2)
6 Chandler Cunningham-South (London Irish, Caps 0)
7 Toby Knight (Saracens, Caps 2)
8 Emeka Ilione (Leicester Tigers, Caps 3)

Replacements:
16 Joe Vajner (London Irish, Caps 0)
17 Archie McArthur (Wasps, Caps 0)
18 Mikey Summerfield (London Irish, Caps 2)
19 Lewis Chessum (Leicester Tigers, Caps 0)
20 Kofi Cripps (Wasps, Caps 1)
21 Matty Jones, (Gloucester Rugby, Caps 2)
22 Louie Johnson (Newcastle Falcons, Caps 2)
23 Rekeiti Ma’sai White (Wasps, Caps 0)

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