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Mitchell starts for England U20s in World Rugby Championship opener

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Saints Academy scrum-half Alex Mitchell has been named in the England Under-20 squad to face Samoa in the World Rugby U20s Championship opener in Georgia tomorrow.

Already having earned four caps for England at this level, the third of which coming as Franklin's Gardens played host to the side in March, Mitchell starts this season's World Rugby U20s Championship opening fixture after arriving in Tbilisi on Saturday.

Also in England's group are Wales and Australia whom they face on June 4th and 8th respectively.

The match will be will be streamed live HERE with the highlights shown on ITV4 later tomorrow.

ENGLAND U20 SIDE TO FACE SAMOA
Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Tbilisi
Kick-off 10am BST
15 Tom Parton (London Irish)
14 Ali Crossdale (Saracens)
13 Dominic Morris (Saracens)
12 Will Butler (Worcester Warriors)
11 Gabriel Ibitoye (Harlequins)
10 Theo Brophy-Clews (London Irish) captain
9 Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints)
1 Ollie Dawe (Bristol Rugby)
2 Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons)
3 Marcus Street (Exeter Chiefs)
4 Josh Caulfield (Exeter Chiefs)
5 Dino Lamb (Harlequins)
6 Max Davies (Newcastle Falcons)
7 Josh Bayliss (Bath Rugby)
8 Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby)

16 Henry Walker (Gloucester Rugby)
17 Alex Seville (Gloucester Rugby)
18 Ciaran Knight (Gloucester Rugby)
19 Justin Clegg (Worcester Warriors)
20 Joe Mullis (Gloucester Rugby)
21 Harry Randall (Gloucester Rugby)
22 Max Malins (Saracens)
23 Jacob Umaga (Wasps)