England national under-20 rugby union team

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England U-20
England national rugby union team (emblem).svg
Union Rugby Football Union
Emblem(s) Red Rose
Ground(s) Twickenham
Coach(es) Nick Walshe
Top scorer Tom Homer
Most tries Jonny May
Team kit
Change kit
First international
England England 28–15 Wales Wales
(1 Feb 2008)
Largest win
England England 109–0 United States United States
(13 June 2013)
Largest defeat
New Zealand New Zealand 38-3 England England
(22 June 2008)
World Cup
Appearances 7 (First in 2008)
Best result Champions, 2013, 2014

The England under 20 rugby team are the newest representative rugby union team from England. They replace the two former age grade teams Under 19's and Under 21's. They are coached by the RFU's National Academy Coach, Mark Mapletoft. Their first tournament was the 2008 IRB Junior World Championship, in which they took second place, being defeated by New Zealand 3–38 in the final.[1] At the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship, they reached the Semifinals after winning all of their preliminary round games against France, Argentina and Ireland. In the Semis they lost to Australia 16–28 and then lost against South Africa 22–27 to finish in 4th place.

In the 2013 competition England started strong with a 30-6 win over hosts France, and then lost to South Africa by 31-24 in their second game. England then went out and destroyed the USA by 109-0 in their final pool game. England qualified their pool and meet New Zealand in the semi final, England won 33-21 setting up a final against Wales which England won 23-15 with tries coming from Jack Nowell and Sam Hill.[2]

Overall[edit]

All results, up to and including the Six Nations Under 20s Championship (2014), and the IRB Junior World Championship (2014).

Opponent Played Won Lost Drawn  % Won
Argentina Argentina 2 2 0 0
100%
Australia Australia 4 3 1 0
75.00%
Canada Canada 1 1 0 0
100%
Fiji Fiji 1 1 0 0
100%
France France 11 8 3 0
72.72%
 Ireland 12 8 4 0
66.66%
Italy Italy 9 9 0 0
100%
Japan Japan 1 1 0 0
100%
New Zealand New Zealand 4 1 3 0
25%
Samoa Samoa 1 1 0 0
100%
Scotland Scotland 9 9 0 0
100%
South Africa South Africa 7 4 3 0
57.14%
United States United States 1 1 0 0
100%
Wales Wales 8 8 0 0
100%
Total 71 57 14 0
80.28%

Current squad[edit]

England under-20's elite squad for the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship.[3]

Management[edit]

  • Nick Walshe - Head Coach
  • Katie Daniel -Team Manager
  • Ian Peel - Assistant Coach
  • Simon Hardy -Specialist Coach
  • Lesley McBride -Physiotherapist
  • Phil Riley -Team Doctor
  • Gary Edwards -Massage Therapist
  • Gary Lester -Baggage Master
  • Aus Fuller -Video Analyst
  • Stuart Townsend -Video Analyst
  • Neil Taylor -Strength & Conditioning
  • Stefan Curtis -Media Manager

Honours[edit]

Winners (2): 2013, 2014
Runners-up (3): 2008, 2009, 2011
Winners (4): 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013
Grand Slam (2): 2008, 2011
Triple Crown (4): 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clutton, Graham. "Final: New Zealand 38–3 England". irb.com. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  2. ^ "International Rugby Board". International Rugby Board. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "International Rugby Board". IRB.com. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

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