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England U18 have made one change to the side that beat Wales 38-34 last weekend ahead of the FIRA/AER Championship final against Ireland in Tarbes on Saturday, April 23. Kick off 5.30pm (UK time).

Head Coach John Fletcher has brought London Wasps hooker Nathan Morris in for Saracens' Scott Spurling ahead of the crunch clash, and has said that England can't take anything for granted, despite beating Ireland 29-12 when the two sides last met in December.

“It’s irrelevant what has happened in the past," Fletcher said. "Ireland have beaten a strong French side and they’ll be up for the final. At this level it’s about who turns up on the day, the margins between the top sides in the northern hemisphere are marginal but we’re confident that we can perform well.”

Fletcher added: "We're in a good place. The squad have trained well all week and we'll be hoping that we're the ones taking the trophy back to England. But the bigger picture is about player development and games like this one will undoubtedly help to develop the players."

England U18 v Ireland U18 is live on Eurosport 2 from 5.30pm (UK time) on Saturday, April 23.

England U18 side to face Ireland

Player

School

Club

15 Jack Nowell

Truro College

Exeter Chiefs

14 Anthony Watson

St George’s College

London Irish

13 Mark Jennings

Myerscough College

Sale Sharks

12 Sam Hill

Ivybridge College

Exeter Chiefs

11 Jack Arnott

Ivybridge College

Exeter Chiefs

10 Henry Slade

Plymouth College

Exeter Chiefs

9 Alex Day

St Joseph’s College

Northampton Saints

1 Alec Hepburn

Henley College

London Wasps

2 Nathan Morris

Sedbergh School

London Wasps

3 Danny Herriott

Moulton College

Northampton Saints

4 Tom Jubb

Oaklands College

Saracens

5 Dominic Barrow

Prince Henry’s Grammar School

Leeds Carnegie

6 David Sisi

St Paul’s Catholic College

London Irish

7 Matt Hankin

Haileybury College

Saracens

8 Jack Clifford

RGS Guildford

Harlequins

Replacements

Player

School

Club

16 Max Crumpton

Oaklands College

Saracens

17 Tom Smallbone

Harrow School

London Irish

18 Scott Spurling

Harrow School

Saracens

19 Joe Robinson

Sedbergh School

Newcastle Falcons

20 Joe Buckle

Bryanston

Bath Rugby

21 James Lightfoot-Brown

St. Paul's Catholic College

London Irish

22 Will Hooley

The Leys School

Northampton Saints

23 Marcus Webber

Manchester Grammar

Leeds Carnegie

24 Tom Stephenson

Moulton College

Northampton Saints

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