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Mitchell heading to U20 World Championship with England

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Saints' Academy scrum-half Alex Mitchell has been named amongst the 28-man England Under-20 squad for the upcoming World Rugby U20 Championship.

Six Nations Grand Slam winner Mitchell will join his fellow countrymen as they travel to Georgia for this year's competition, taking place between 31st May and 18th June. All matches are being shown live on ITV.

England will face familiar faces in their second fixture when they come up against Wales on Sunday 4 June. The two sides recently met in the Six Nations, with England coming out on top as 37-21 winners.

Australia, who were in England’s pool last year, are the opposition for their final pool game on Thursday 8 June.

ENGLAND UNDER-20 SQUAD FOR U20 CHAMPIONSHIP

FORWARDS
Ralph Adams-Hale (Saracens)
Josh Bayliss (Bath Rugby)
Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons)
Josh Caulfield (Exeter Chiefs)
Justin Clegg (Worcester Warriors)
Max Davies (Newcastle Falcons)
Ollie Dawe (Bristol Rugby)
Ben Earl (Saracens)
Will Evans (Leicester Tigers)
Ciaran Knight (Gloucester Rugby)
Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby)
Joe Mullis (Gloucester Rugby)
Jack Nay (Saracens)
Alex Seville (Gloucester Rugby)
Marcus Street (Exeter Chiefs)
Henry Walker (Gloucester Rugby)

BACKS
Sam Aspland-Robinson (Harlequins)
Theo Brophy Clews (London Irish)
Will Butler (Worcester Warriors)
Ali Crossdale (Saracens)
Gabriel Ibitoye (Harlequins)
Max Malins (Saracens)
Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints)
Dominic Morris (Saracens)
Tom Parton (London Irish)
Harry Randall (Gloucester Rugby)
Jacob Umaga (Wasps)
Max Wright (Yorkshire Carnegie)

ENGLAND U20 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POOL A FIXTURES
England v Samoa: Wednesday 31 May – Avchala Stadium (10am KO BST)
England v Wales: Sunday 4 June - Avchala Stadium (5pm KO BST)
England v Australia: Thursday 8 June -  Avchala Stadium (5pm KO BST)
Semi-finals and knock-out matches (Monday 13 June) Details TBC
Final and knock-out matches (Saturday 18 June) Details TBC