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. 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.