Four England U20 Guys To Watch Out For This Summer

England will be one of the teams in the mix at the final stages of the Junior World Championships which kick-off in June in South Africa. They will be there because of the collective this squad who are Champions of the Northern Hemisphere bring to the competition. Whilst there are a lot of good players in the squad, we have picked four we feel will make a name for themselves during the competition.

England Stars of the Future

The first player we have picked is already making a name for himself in the Premiership side London Irish. He has already scored a couple of tries for them and he is:

Marland Yarde, who has power but with pace and will be one of the fliers to watch. Marland is a wing, weighs in at 88kgs (13st 12lbs), born 20/4/1992. His current club is London Irish and previously he was at London Welsh.

Next a Worcester Warrior:


Matt Kvesic. Matt has come up through the Academy structure at Sixways and has already played quite a few games for the team. He was born in Germany on the 14/04/1992. He weighs in at 104kgs (16st 5lb), stands 1.85m (6’1″) and is a backrow for the Worcester Warriors.
One of the unsung but names for the future currently playing for Richmond, though a Harlequins Academy guy is prop;

Kyle Sinkler he can scrum but better still pass and run. Kyle as a prop is perhaps a surprise choice, but having seen him perform he is a bit special. Kyle is a Harlequins Academy guy, aged 19 and weighing in at 120kg (18st 12lb) a big guy, he stands at 1.83m (6′) Kyle has come up through the England ranks through 16’s, 17’s and 18’s.

However, the player we feel will become a star for the future is number 10


Tom Heathcote. Tom joined the Bath Academy in 2007 and has had a couple of games for the senior team this season. He started in rugby at Salisbury Rugby Club, although he was born in Bath on 11/02/1992. He stands 1.79m (5’10”) and weighs in at 89kg (14st 0lb) making him quite a big flyhalf (10).
Tom Heathcote

England U20 Squad
Props: Luke Cowan-Dickie Exeter Chiefs, Ross Harrison Sale Sharks, Alec Hepburn London Wasps, Kyle Sinckler Harlequins
Hooker: Koree Britton Gloucester Rugby, Max Crumpton Saracens, Nathan Morris London Wasps
Lock (2nd row): Dom Barrow Leeds Carnegie, George Merrick Harlequins, Tom Price Leicester Tigers, Sam Twomey Harlequins
Back Row: Jack Clifford Harlequins, Matt Kvesic Worcester Warriors, Ben Nutley Northampton Saints, Dave Sisi London Irish, Chris Walker Leeds Carnegie
Scrumhalf: Dan Robson Gloucester Rugby, Ben Spencer Saracens
Flyhalf: Tommy Bell Sale Sharks, Tom Heathcote Bath Rugby, Henry Slade Exeter Chiefs
Centre: Sam Hill Exeter Chiefs, Ryan Mills Gloucester Rugby, Charlie Walker Harlequins
Wing/Fullback: Will Addison Sale Sharks, Josh Bassett Bedford Blues, Jamie Elliott Northampton Saints, Marland Yarde London Irish

The U20’s schedule

Mon 04 Jun 15:45GMT England v Italy University of Western Cape Stadium, Cape Town
Fri 08 Jun 17:45GMT England v Ireland Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch
Tue 12 Jun 17:45GMT South Africa v England Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch
If all goes to plan the other games will be:
Sun 17 Jun 16:00 or 18:15GMT Semi-final Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch
Fri 22 Jun 17:45GMT Final Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch