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Your News Hunter names England U20 side for Grand Slam decider

England U20 Head Coach Rob Hunter has made six changes from the side that faced Scotland ahead of their 6 Nations game against Ireland on Friday night in Athlone, kick off 7.45pm.

Gloucester Rugby centre Ryan Mills, London Irish wing Jonathan Joseph, Bath Rugby scrum half Chris Cook, Northampton Saints hooker Mike Haywood and Leicester Tigers flanker Matt Everard all come into the starting XV for the Grand Slam deciding fixture.

England are well placed in the group with four wins from four and Head Coach Rob Hunter says that he will have no problem motivating his side as they aim for a first clean sweep since 2008.

He said: Ireland will be tough, they are the defending champions and they rarely lose in Athlone. Weve had an excellent tournament so far and we know whats at stake on Friday night. Well be focusing purely on performance and matching the challenge that Ireland represent.

England starting XV to face Ireland:

15) Ben Ransom

14) Andy Short

13) Elliot Daly

12) Ryan Mills

11) Jonathan Joseph

10) George Ford

9) Chris Cook

1) Mako Vunipola

2) Mike Haywood

3) Henry Thomas

4) Joe Launchbury

5) Charlie Matthews

6) Matt Kvesic

7) Matt Everard

8) Alex Gray


16) Rob Buchanan

17) Will Collier

18) Addison Lockley

19) Sam Jones

20) Dan Robson

21) Owen Farrell

22) Jamie Elliott

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