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) Jon Callard
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, 2016

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 Semi-finals 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 (2015), and the World Rugby Under 20 Championship (2015).

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 13 9 4 0
69.23
 Ireland 13 9 4 0
69.23%
Italy Italy 10 10 0 0
100%
Japan Japan 2 2 0 0
100%
New Zealand New Zealand 5 1 4 0
20%
Samoa Samoa 1 1 0 0
100%
Scotland Scotland 11 10 1 0
91%
South Africa South Africa 8 5 3 0
62.50%
United States United States 1 1 0 0
100%
Wales Wales 10 9 1 0
90%
Total 81 64 17 0
79.01%

Current squad[edit]

England under-20's elite squad for the 2015 World Rugby Under 20 Championship.[3]

Management[edit]

  • Jon Callard - Head Coach
  • Katie Daniel - Team Manager
  • Rory Teague - Backs Coach
  • Peter Walton - Forwards Coach
  • Simon Hardy - Specialist Coach
  • Richard Hill - 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 (3): 2013, 2014, 2016
Runners-up (4): 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015,
Winners (6): 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017
Grand Slam (3): 2008, 2011, 2017
Triple Crown (5): 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017

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. Archived from the original on 2 June 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

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