Johnson named on England Under-20s bench

Wednesday 23 February 2022

Newcastle Falcons fly-half Louie Johnson is on the bench for England Under-20s on Friday when they host Wales Under-20s in Doncaster.

The 7pm kick-off at Castle Park is live on the BBC iPlayer, with England looking to bounce back from their 6-0 defeat away to Italy last time out.

Head coach Alan Dickens said: “We had a tough game against Italy but we have had almost two weeks to reflect, analyse and plan for our game against Wales.

“There’s been a great energy in camp this week with some more new faces involved.

“This week the focus has been on us and what we can control. That said, we will need to have the ability to tactically adapt within the game situation.

“Having home crowd support at Castle Park will bolster the boys as we take on a competitive Welsh side.”

England U20 v Wales U20

15 Henry Arundell (London Irish, Caps 1)

14 Deago Bailey (Bristol Bears, Caps 5)

13 Jacob Cusick (Leicester Tigers, Caps 0)

12 Ethan Grayson (Northampton Saints, Caps 2)

11 Cassius Cleaves (Harlequins, Caps 0)

10 Jamie Benson (Harlequins, 2 Caps)

9 Sam Edwards (Leicester Tigers, Caps 1)

1 Fin Baxter (Harlequins, Caps 3) - Captain

2 Finn Theobald-Thomas (Worcester Warriors, Caps 1)

3 Will Hobson (Harlequins, Caps 2)

4 Charlie Rice (Bristol Bears, Caps 2)

5 Alfie Bell (Wasps, Caps 2)

6 Chandler Cunningham-South (London Irish, Caps 0)

7 Toby Knight (Saracens, Caps 2)

8 Emeka Ilione (Leicester Tigers, Caps 3)

Replacements

16 Joe Vajner (London Irish, Caps 0)

17 Archie McArthur (Wasps, Caps 0)

18 Mikey Summerfield (London Irish, Caps 2)

19 Lewis Chessum (Leicester Tigers, Caps 0)

20 Kofi Cripps (Wasps, Caps 1)

21 Matty Jones, (Gloucester Rugby, Caps 2)

22 Louie Johnson (Newcastle Falcons, Caps 2)

23 Rekeiti Ma’asi White (Wasps, Caps 0)

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