England Under-20s after their Six Nations opener v France

Blamire starts for England Under-20s

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Newcastle Falcons hooker Jamie Blamire starts for England Under-20s when they host Italy on Friday at Darlington Mowden Park's Northern Echo Arena (7.45pm).

The former Falcons AASE forward was on the bench when England opened their campaign against France in Exeter, and comes in to start in a match which will be shown live on Sky Sports.

Fellow Falcon Max Davies is on the bench for the game, with tickets available by calling 01325 350 267 or from the stadium itself.

England Under-20s team to face Italy Under-20s

15 Tom Parton (London Irish)

14 Sam Aspland-Robinson (Harlequins)

13 Dominic Morris (Saracens)

12 Max Wright (Yorkshire Carnegie)

11 Gabriel Ibitoye (Harlequins)

10 Jacob Umaga (Wasps)

9 Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints)

1 Ollie Dawe (Bristol Rugby)

2 Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons)

3 Ciaran Knight (Gloucester Rugby)

4 Josh Caulfield (Exeter Chiefs)

5 Nick Isiekwe (Saracens)

6 Jack Nay (Saracens)

7 Ben Curry (Sale Sharks)

8 Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby - captain)

Replacements

16 Henry Walker (Gloucester Rugby)

17 Alex Seville (Gloucester Rugby)

18 Marcus Street (Exeter Chiefs)

19 Max Davies (Newcastle Falcons)

20 Josh Bayliss (Bath Rugby)

21 Rory Brand (London Irish)

22 Marcus Smith (Harlequins)

23 Joe Cokanasiga (London Irish)

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