Toby Thame and Craig Wright are set to make their first appearances for England at Under-20 level on Saturday, with the Northampton Saints duo both named in Mark Mapletoft’s matchday 23.
Centre Thame will earn his first cap against Georgia as the 19-year-old start first game of the two-match tour in Tbilisi, while Wright is primed to make his first U20 appearance from the bench as he is named at replacement hooker.
The match at Avchala Stadium kicks off at 4pm BST (7pm local time) and will be streamed on the Georgian Rugby Facebook page.
Head coach Mapletoft said: “We’ve selected a side for our first match against Georgia U20 which will give us a chance to try out new on-pitch combinations and also to see players who didn’t play big minutes during the Under-20 Six Nations campaign.
“We expect the locals to come out hard, backed by a vocal crowd. We can’t wait for the experience.”
England U20s side to face Georgia
15 Connor Slevin (Harlequins)
14 Benjamin Waghorn (Harlequins)
13 Jacob Cusick (Leicester Tigers)
12 Toby Thame (Northampton Saints)
11 Alex Wills (Sale Sharks)
10 Louie Johnson (Newcastle Falcons)
9 Nye Thomas (Sale Sharks)
1 Ethan Clarke (Harlequins)
2 Nathan Jibulu (Harlequins)
3 James Halliwell (Bristol Bears)
4 Harvey Cuckson (Bath Rugby)
5 Harry Browne (Harlequins)
6 Nathan Michelow (Saracens)
7 Tristan Woodman (Sale Sharks)
8 Zach Carr (Harlequins)
16 Craig Wright (Northampton Saints)
17 Asher Opoku-Fordjour (Sale Sharks)
18 Afolabi Fasogbon (London Irish)
19 Finn Carnduff (Leicester Tigers)
20 Chandler Cunningham-South (London Irish)
21 Charlie Bracken (Saracens)
22 Joseph Woodward (Leicester Tigers)
23 Joe Jenkins (Bristol Bears)
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