Nutley named in England U20 squad for Junior World Championships

FORMER Luton Rugby starlet and current Northampton Saints forward Ben Nutley has been named in England U20s’ 28-man squad ahead of the IRB Junior World Championship in South Africa, which kicks off against Italy on June 4.

Head coach Rob Hunter said: “Competition for places has been high and some good players have missed out.

“The games come thick and fast in this tournament. We’ve got a tough group and we’re excited by that challenge.”

After Italy, Six Nations winners England face Ireland on June 8 before coming up against hosts South Africa in Stellenbosch on June 12, one year after defeating the southern hemisphere nation 26-20.