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Saints trio in for England U20s final Pool clash in Argentina

Northampton Saints duo Fraser Dingwall and Ollie Sleightholme have been named among the starting XV for England U20s as they take on Australia in the final clash of the 2019 World Rugby U20 Championships pool stages.

Captain Dingwall will lead the young England side once again with three more matches to come in the tournament – although the side are unable to progress through to the top four of the competition despite a win over Italy on Saturday.

Sleightholme will be hoping to add to his two tries in the tournament so far, with Alex Coles, who scored one of England's three tries against Italy, hoping to make an impact from the bench. 

Head coach Steve Bates said: "This is a big fixture for us and the players know we need to raise the level and pace of our game against a good Australia side.

"We always enjoy matches against southern hemisphere opposition, it’s not often these players get the opportunity to face the likes of Australia or New Zealand and they are very excited about that."

All of England U20s' fixtures are being streamed live on World Rugby's platforms, with the knock-out stages (17 June) and finals day (22 June) being shown live on ITV.

ENGLAND U20s SIDE TO FACE AUSTRALIA
World Rugby U20 Championship
Wednesday 12 June, 2019
Sante Fe
Kick-off 7.30pm (BST)

15 Tom de Glanville (Bath Rugby)
14 Ollie Sleightholme (Northampton Saints)
13 Fraser Dingwall (capt, Northampton Saints)

12 Cameron Redpath (Sale Sharks)
11 Josh Hodge (Newcastle Falcons)
10 Manu Vunipola (Saracens)
9  Sam Maunder (Exeter Chiefs)

1 James Kenny (Exeter Chiefs)
2 Will Capon (Bristol Bears)
3 Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers)
4 Joel Kpoku (Saracens)
5 Richard Capstick (Exeter Chiefs)
6 Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors)
7 Aaron Hinkley (Gloucester Rugby)
8 Rusiate Tuima (Exeter Chiefs)

Replacements
16 Nic Dolly (Sale Sharks)
17 Olly Adkins (Gloucester Rugby)
18 Alfie Petch (Exeter Chiefs)
19 Kai Owen (Worcester Warriors)
20 Alex Coles (Northampton Saints)
21 Tom Willis (Wasps)
22 Ollie Fox (Yorkshire Carnegie)
23 Connor Doherty (Sale Sharks)
24 Luke James (Sale Sharks)
25 Tom Seabrook (Gloucester Rugby)

ENGLAND U20 FIXTURES AND RESULTS
4 June: England U20s 26-42 Ireland U20s
8 June: England U20s 24-23 Italy U20s
12 June: England U20s v Australia U20s (KO 7.30pm BST), live on World Rugby platforms.
Knockout stages on Monday 17 June and finals day on Saturday 22 June, live on ITV.