Falcons pair on bench for England Under-20s

Thursday 10 March 2022

Newcastle Falcons players Mark Dormer (right of picture) and Louie Johnson have been named on the bench for England Under-20s as they host Ireland U20s in London on Saturday.

The game at StoneX Stadium is a 7.15pm kick-off, and can be seen live on the BBC iPlayer.

Prop Dormer and fly-half Johnson are both involved in an England squad looking to kick on from their last game – a 43-14 home victory over Wales in Doncaster.

Head coach Alan Dickens said: “The team produced some good performances against Wales in the last round, although there were areas we should have capitalised on and we’ve been working on that this week.

“The competition within the squad is evident during training and drives the standards during the week.

“Our game against Ireland last summer was certainly a physical battle and we expect much the same at the weekend. Ireland has secured three wins out three, so we know how tough a challenge it is going to be.

“The players have given their all during training and I have no doubt that they will take that onto the pitch at StoneX Stadium on Saturday.”

England U20 v Ireland U20

15 George Hendy (Northampton Saints, Caps 2)

14 Deago Bailey (Bristol Bears, Caps 6)

13 Jacob Cusick (Leicester Tigers, Caps 1)

12 Ethan Grayson (Northampton Saints, Caps 3)

11 Cassius Cleaves (Harlequins, Caps 1)

10 Jamie Benson (Harlequins, 3 Caps)

9 Sam Edwards (Leicester Tigers, Caps 2)

1 Fin Baxter (Harlequins, Caps 4)

2 John Stewart (Bath Rugby, Caps 3)

3 Tim Hoyt (Leicester Tigers, Caps 0)

4 Lewis Chessum (Leicester Tigers, Caps 1)

5 Tom Lockett (Northampton Saints, Caps 1)

6 Ewan Richards (Bath Rugby, Caps 5)

7 Toby Knight (Saracens, Caps 2)

8 Emeka Ilione (Leicester Tigers, Caps 4 - captain)

Replacements

16 Finn Theobald-Thomas (Worcester Warriors, Caps 2)

17 Mark Dormer (Newcastle Falcons, Caps 2)

18 Mikey Summerfield (London Irish, Caps 3)

19 Chandler Cunningham-South (London Irish, Caps 1)

20 Lucas Brooke (London Irish, Caps 2)

21 Nye Thomas (Sale Sharks, Caps 0)

22 Louie Johnson (Newcastle Falcons, Caps 2)

23 Will Joseph (London Irish, Caps 0)

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