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James Grayson keeps his eye on the ball during captain's run

Saints Academy duo in for World title shot

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Saints half-backs Alex Mitchell and James Grayson have been named in the England squad for Sunday afternoon's World Rugby Under-20 Championship final in Georgia.

Mitchell, a scorer of three tries en route to the showpiece in Tbilisi, has featured in every game so far while for Grayson, it would mark a Championship debut to go with the Six Nations bow he made earlier in the year - despite still being a year underage.

Though England are targeting a fourth title overall, standing in their way are the only other unbeaten side in 2017 and record holders of five, New Zealand, who swept aside France in the semi-finals.

Kick off is at 4pm UK time and the game is being shown live on ITV 4.

ENGLAND U20 SIDE TO PLAY NEW ZEALAND
World Rugby U20 Championship final
Tblisi, Georgia
Sunday, June 18th, 2017
Kick off 3pm BST

15 Tom Parton (London Irish)
14 Darren Atkins (Bath Rugby)
13 Will Butler (Worcester Warriors)
12 Jacob Umaga (Wasps)
11 Gabriel Ibitoye (Harlequins)
10 Max Malins (Saracens)
9 Harry Randall (Gloucester Rugby)
1 Ralph Adams-Hale (Saracens)
2 Joe Mullis (Gloucester Rugby)
3 Ciaran Knight (Gloucester Rugby)
4 Josh Caulfield (Exeter Chiefs)
5 Jack Nay (Saracens)
6 Dino Lamb (Harlequins)
7 Ben Earl (Saracens)
8 Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby)(capt)

16 Henry Walker (Gloucester Rugby)
17 Ollie Dawe (Bristol Rugby)
18 Alex Seville (Gloucester Rugby)
19 Justin Clegg (Worcester Warriors)
20 Josh Bayliss (Bath Rugby)
21 Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints)
22 James Grayson (Northampton Saints)
23 Paolo Odogwu (Sale Sharks).

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