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Your News Forsyth and Watson win first caps for Englans U20

Leicester Tigers centre Andrew Forsyth and London Irish wing Marcus Watson will win their first England Under 20 caps against Scotland on Friday night.

Huddersfield-born Forsyth wears the No.13 shirt at Firhill in Glasgow in a side showing seven changes in personnel from the one beaten 25-10 by Ireland last month.

He has appeared for England's Under 16 and Under 18 teams, made his debut for the Tigers against Northampton Saints earlier this season and started in the famous 22-17 victory over South Africa at Welford Road last November.

His inclusion is one of five changes to the backline where Rory Clegg (Harlequins) comes in at fly half and Tom Catterick (Newcatle Falcons) at full back. There are changes on both wings with Sam Smith (Harlequins) returning and Watson, named in the Under 20 Elite Player Squad last August, is fit to make his debut.

Up front, Joe Marler (Harlequins) comes into the front row at tight head and two players on opposite sides in the Guinness Premiership at Welford Road last weekend are in the second and back rows.

Lock Calum Green (Leicester Tigers) returns after a two-match international absence with flanker Jamie Gibson (London Irish) making his first England appearance of the season in a reshuffled back row.

There are two uncapped players on the bench in prop Mako Vunipola (Bristol Rugby) and fly half Mark Atkinson (Sale Sharks).

England U20 team v Scotland (Firhill, March 12, 7pm)

15 Tom Catterick (Newcastle Falcons)

14 Marcus Watson (London Irish)

13 Andrew Forsyth (Leicester Tigers)

12 Tom Casson (Harlequins)

11 Sam Smith (Harlequins)

10 Rory Clegg (Harlequins)

9 Sam Harrison (Leicester Tigers)

1 Lee Imiolek (Sale Sharks)

2 Jamie George (Saracens)

3 Joe Marler (Harlequins)

4 Calum Green (Leicester Tigers)

5 Charlie Matthews (Harlequins)

6 Jamie Gibson (London Irish)

7 Jacob Rowan (Leeds Carnegie, captain)

8 Jackson Wray (Saracens)


16 Arthur Ellis (London Wasps)

17 Mako Vunipola (Bristol Rugby)

18 Danny Wright (Gloucester Rugby)

19 Will Welch (Newcastle Falcons)

20 Jordi Pasqualin (Gloucester Rugby)

21 Mark Atkinson (Sale Sharks)

22 Jonathan Joseph (London Irish)

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