Josh Basham, Rory Brand, Ben Loader and Tom Parton have all been called up to the England Under 20s squad for next Friday’s U20 Six Nations opener against Italy at the Stadio Enzo Bearzot (kick-off 6pm GMT). 

The squad, who will be led by head coach Steve Bates, has assembled at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre ahead of their flight to Italy. Nine members of the squad including London Irish fly-half Tom Parton were part of the squad that reached the final of the World Rugby U20 Championship in Georgia last year. 

England U20s


Rory Brand (London Irish)

Will Butler (Worcester Warriors)

Fraser Dingwall (Northampton Saints)*

James Grayson (Northampton Saints)

Tom Hardwick (Leicester Tigers)*

Gabriel Ibitoye (Harlequins)

Ben Loader (London Irish)*

Jordan Olowefela (Leicester Tigers)*

Tom Parton (London Irish)

Ben White (Leicester Tigers)* 


Beck Cutting (Worcester Warriors)*

Josh Basham (London Irish)*

Ben Earl (Saracens)

Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers)*

Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors)

Dino Lamb (Harlequins) capped

Sam Lewis (Leicester Tigers)*

Sam Moore (Sale Sharks)*

Joe Morris (Worcester Warriors)

Gabriel Oghre (Wasps)*

James Scott (Worcester Warriors)*

Alex Seville (Gloucester)

Marcus Street (Exeter Chiefs)

Toby Trinder (Northampton Saints)*

Henry Walker (Gloucester)

Tom Willis (Wasps)* 

*no previous England U20s appearances


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