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Hobbs making first U20 start; four other Senior Academy players in squad

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The 19-year-old Northampton-born prop came off the bench in last weekend's 15-6 win over Scotland, and is one of four changes made by head coach Rob Hunter for the Round 1 trip to Athlone.

Hobbs-Awoyemi is one of five Saints in the match squad. Alex Day (scrum-half) retains his place from the Scotland game, while Danny Herriott (prop) and Will Hooley (fly half) are joined by Tom Collins (wing) on the replacements bench. Collins made his Saints first team debut in the LV= Cup win over Gloucester a fortnight ago and was a travelling reserve in last Saturday's trip to Exeter.

England Under-20s return to Franklin's Gardens for the first time in six years on Friday, March 8th. You can get behind the Saints Academy players and the rest of the England squad by booking your tickets now - just CLICK HERE and follow the straightforward instructions!

ENGLAND UNDER-20 TEAM TO PLAY IRELAND

Six Nations

Athlone RFC

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Kick off 6:35pm

15 Ben Howard (Worcester Warriors)

14 Jack Arnott (Exeter Chiefs)

13 Mark Jennings (Sale Sharks)

12 Sam Hill (Exeter Chiefs)

11 Henry Purdy (Leicester Tigers)

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 Rugby)

5 Dom Barrow (Leeds Carnegie)

6 Ross Moriarty (Gloucester Rugby)

7 Joel Conlon (Exeter Chiefs)

8 Jack Clifford (Harlequins)(capt)

Replacements

16 Max Crumpton (Saracens)

17 Nathan Morris (London Wasps)

18 Danny Herriott (Northampton Saints)

19 Tom Jubb (Saracens)

20 Harry Wells (Leicester Tigers)

21 Nathan Fowles (Sale Sharks)

22 Will Hooley (Northampton Saints)

23 Tom Collins (Northampton Saints)