9 February 2017
Promising youngsters Joe Cokanasiga and Tom Parton have been named in the starting line-up for tonight's Six Nations clash against Wales at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay (kick-off 7.15pm).
Cokanasiga starts on the wing, while Parton gets the nod at full-back as England look to build on their impressive 59-17 opening weekend victory over France.
The duo, who have been handed game time in the Exiles’ senior set-up this term, both dotted down for a try apiece on Saturday to underline their burgeoning talent.
London Irish Director of Rugby Nick Kennedy said: “Joe and Tom were excellent against France and thoroughly deserve to retain their place for the trip to Wales.
“To have two players representing England is testament to the work of our Academy and I’m looking forward to seeing them in action this weekend.
“It’s been great to be able to give them first team rugby this season and that has certainly aided their development as they continue to progress their game.”
The sold-out fixture at Eirias Park is being televised live on BBC Two Wales and is available in the rest of the UK on Satellite channel 971. Alternatively, the match is available live on the BBC iPlayer via this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08dwycf
15. Tom Parton (London Irish)
14. Joe Cokanasiga (London Irish)
13. Max Wright (Yorkshire Carnegie)
12. Will Butler (Worcester Warriors)
11. Gabriel Ibitoye (Harlequins)
10. Jacob Umaga (Wasps)
9. Harry Randall (Gloucester Rugby)
8. Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby)
7. Ben Earl (Saracens – captain)
6. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks)
5. Justin Clegg (Worcester Warriors)
4. Nick Isiekwe (Saracens)
3. Joseph Morris (Worcester Warriors)
2. Joe Mullis (Gloucester Rugby)
1. Ollie Dawe (Bristol Rugby)
16. Curtis Langdon (Sale Sharks)
17. Alex Seville (Gloucester Rugby)
18. Ciaran Knight (Gloucester Rugby)
19. Josh Caulfield (Exeter Chiefs)
20. Josh Bayliss (Bath Rugby)
21. Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints)
22. James Grayson (Northampton Saints)
23. Dominic Morris (Saracens)
England U20’s 2017 Six Nations fixtures
All of the home England U20 Six Nations fixtures will be shown live on Sky Sports
England 59 v 17 France: Saturday 4th February – Sandy Park, Exeter
Wales v England: Friday 10th February – Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay (kick-off 7.15pm)
England v Italy: Friday 24th February – Darlington Mowden Park (kick-off 7.45pm)
England v Scotland: Saturday 11th March – Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton (kick-off 6.15pm)
Ireland v England: Friday 17th March – Donnybrook Stadium (kick-off 6pm)