England U20s play Scotland U20s on Friday night at the Twickenham Stoop in the Six Nations U20s Championship
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Four Gloucester Rugby players start for England U20s against Scotland on Friday night in the opening game of the junior Six Nations championship.
Gloucester loosehead prop Archie McArthur, who joined from Wasps before Christmas, starts in the front row alongside fellow Cherry and White Finn Theobald-Thomas who arrived from Worcester in the Autumn.
Danny Eite starts in the second row and is set to make his England U20s debut along with back Josh Hathaway who is in line for his England U20s debut on the wing having previously represented Wales. Hathaway was also picked up during the current campaign from the Scarlets.
Elsewhere, Exeter’s big ball-carrying backrower Greg Fisilau starts at openside flanker and Bath’s Sam Harris will wear the 15 jersey.
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Speaking ahead of the game, England U20s head coach Alan Dickens said: “For all players named, this game will be a very important moment and so they should savour the occasion this Friday evening. Special congratulations should also go to the boys who will get their first England cap.
“We’re looking forward to taking on what I’m sure will be a strong Scotland side at Twickenham Stoop. It’s our first game of the Six Nations in 2023, which is always a bit of an unknown as we're unsure what the opposition will bring, but that also means we can focus on what we’re doing as a team.
“We’ve had a very worthwhile time together in camp, as well as two good games against Oxford University and Loughborough University. The commitment and mindset from the players has so far been nothing short of exceptional and on Friday evening they'll be able to take that hard work into the tournament.”
Friday's game will be shown live on BBC Red Button and BBC Sport Online with kick off at 7pm.
15. Sam Harris (Bath)
14. Tobias Elliott (Saracens)
13. Rekeiti Ma'asi-White (Sale Sharks)
12. Joseph Woodward (Leicester Tigers)
11. Josh Hathaway (Gloucester)
10. Monty Bradbury (London Irish)
9. Charlie Bracken (Saracens)
1. Archie McArthur (Gloucester)
2. Finn Theobald-Thomas (Gloucester)
3. Tim Hoyt (Leicester Tigers)
4. Danny Eite (Gloucester)
5. Lewis Chessum (Leicester Tigers, capt)
6. Finn Carnduff (Leicester Tigers)
7. Greg Fisilau (Exeter Chiefs)
8. Chandler Cunningham-South (London Irish)
16. Calum Scott (Londoin Irish)
17. Asher Opoku-Fordjour (Sale Sharks)
18. Afolabi Fasogbon (London Irish)
19. Robert Carmichael (Leicester Tigers)
20. Tristan Woodman (Sale Sharks)
21. Nye Thomas (Sale Sharks)
22. Louie Johnson (Newcastle Falcons)
23. Toby Cousins (Northampton Saints)