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What are the teams for England U20s v France U20s?

What are the teams for England U20s v France U20s?

What are the teams for England U20s v France U20s?

England and France meet in a tantalising Round 4 clash in the Under-20s Six Nations on Friday night.

France claimed a 26-22 win over England a year ago thanks to the boot of Max Auriac, and they will be hoping to leave Bath with victory this year to keep alive their title aspirations.

England, meanwhile, top the table after three rounds and are chasing the Grand Slam.

Where to watch: 

Kick-off comes at 8pm on Friday March 10 at the Recreation Ground and the action is live on BBC iPlayer and Flo Sports.

England team news 

England head coach Alan Dickens has made two changes to the England team that defeated Wales 37-21 in Round 3, with Lewis Chessum captaining the side.

Chessum is joined by Leicester Tigers teammate Robert Carmichael, who makes his first start.

In the backs, there is also one change, Joe Jenkins comes into the centres to make his debut, alongside Rekeiti Ma’asi-White, who scored against Wales.

There is also a potential debut for Harry Browne who is named among the replacements.

France team news 

France have made six changes to the side that beat Scotland in Round 3, as Émilien Gailleton returns to lead the side.

Gailleton has missed the opening three rounds due to his involvement with Pau in the Top 14, where he is now the top scorer, overtaking France winger Ethan Dumortier.

He is joined by fellow Top 14 stars Louis Bielle-Biarrey and Nicolas Depoortere (both Bordeaux-Begles), scrum-half Baptiste Jauneau (Clermont Auvergne) and Posolo Tuilagi, son of Henry, who has impressed with Perpignan.

There is also a change in the front row, with Zaccharie Affane joining Louis Penverne and Pierre Jouvin.

There is an unchanged back row, as Oscar Jegou, Esteban Capilla and Marko Gazzotti continue from their impressive performances against Scotland, while Hugo Reus remains at fly-half, joined by Jauneau.

England U20 team to face France: 15 Sam Harris, 14 Tobias Elliott, 13 Joe Jenkins, 12 Rekeiti Ma’asi-White, 11 Josh Hathaway, 10. Monty Bradbury, 9 Charlie Bracken, 1 Archie McArthur, 2 Finn Theobald-Thomas, 3 Tim Hoyt, 4 Robert Carmichael, 5 Lewis Chessum, 6 Finn Carndruff, 7 Tristan Woodman, 8 Greg Fisilau

Replacements: 16 Calum Scott, 17 Asher Opoko-Fordjour, 18 Afolabi Fasogbon, 19 Harry Browne, 20 Joshua Manz, 21 Nye Thomas, 22 Benjamin Waghorn, 23 Cassius CleavesFrance U20 team to face England: 15 Mathis Ferte, 14 Louis Bielle-Biarrey, 13 Nicolas Depoortere, 12 Emilien Gailleton, 11 Leo Drouet, 10 Hugo Reus, 9 Baptiste Jauneau, 1 Louis Penverne, 2 Pierre Jouvin, 3 Zaccharie Affane, 4 Lenni Nouchi, 5 Posolo Tuilagi, 6 Oscar Jegou, 7 Esteban Capilla, 8 Marko Gazzotti. 

Replacements: 16 Thomas Lacombre, 17 Luca Tabarot, 18 Lino Julien, 19 Cyriac Guilly, 20 Brent Liufau, 21 Mathis Castro Ferreira, 22 Leo Carbonneau, 23 Paul Costes