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John Evely

How to watch England U20s v Australia U20s live on TV and steam details, kick-off time and full team news

England U20s play their third group stage game of the U20s World Championships on Tuesday when they take on Australia in Cape Town.

England got their tournament underway with a 34-34 draw with Ireland on Saturday last week before beating Fiji 53-7 on Thursday to sit top of Pool B, but need victory in their final game of the tournament to ensure their advancement into the knockout stages.

Here is everything you need to know about following and watching the game...

READ MORE: England Rugby World Cup squad announcement: Steve Borthwick names 41 players with some big omissions

When is the game?

England U20s v Australia U20s is being played on Tuesday, 4 July at Athlone Sports Stadium, Cape Town.

What time is kick-off?

The kick-off time is at 2pm local time, 1pm BST

Is the game on TV?


The game is not being broadcast live on TV in the UK, however, the good news is the match will be streamed live and for free on World Rugby's official YouTube channel right here.

Alternatively, if that isn't working, which has proven to be the case at times during this tournament, you can watch a live stream on World Rugby's official website, also free of charge right here.

For those looking to follow the while tournament, ITV will broadcast highlights from each match day.

Highlights of England's game will be on ITV4 at 11.10pm on Tuesday evening.

What's the team news?

England men’s U20 head coach Mark Mapletoft has named what looks like his strongest starting side for the key pool stage game, bringing a number of big guns back into his starting XV.

Asher Opoku-Fordjour starts at loosehead prop with Afolabi Fasogbon packing down on the other side of the scrum at tighthead, while Nathan Jibulu will wear the number 2 shirt.

Leicester Tigers’ Lewis Chessum captains the side from the five jersey and is joined by Finn Carnduff in the second row.

Behind them in the pack, Nathan Michelow (blind-side flanker), Greg Fisilau (open-side flanker) and Chandler Cunningham-South (no. 8) are confirmed as the backrow.

Charlie Bracken and Connor Slevin are the side’s starting halves, with Joseph Woodward and Rekeiti Ma’asi-White combining in the midfield.

The back three sees Cassius Cleaves and Jacob Cusick take their places on the wings and Sam Harris is the fullback.

Finn Theobald-Thomas, Archie McArthur, James Halliwell, Harvey Cuckson, Tristan Woodman, Nye Thomas, Joe Jenkins and Louie Johnson are the replacements.

England U20:
15 Sam Harris (Bath Rugby)
14 Jacob Cusick (Leicester Tigers)
13 Rekeiti Ma’asi-White (Sale Sharks)
12 Joseph Woodward (Leicester Tigers)
11 Cassius Cleaves (Harlequins)
10 Connor Slevin (Harlequins)
9 Charlie Bracken (Saracens)
1 Asher Opoku-Fordjour (Sale Sharks)
2 Nathan Jibulu (Harlequins)
3 Afolabi Fasogbon (Gloucester Rugby)
4 Finn Carnduff (Leicester Tigers)
5 Lewis Chessum © (Leicester Tigers)
6 Nathan Michelow (Saracens)
7 Greg Fisilau (Exeter Chiefs)
8 Chandler Cunningham-South (Harlequins)

16 Finn Theobald-Thomas (Leicester Tigers)
17 Archie McArthur (Gloucester Rugby)
18 James Halliwell (Bristol Bears)
19 Harvey Cuckson (Bath Rugby)
20 Tristan Woodman (Sale Sharks)
21 Nye Thomas (Sale Sharks)
22 Joe Jenkins (Bristol Bears)
23 Louie Johnson (Newcastle Falcons)

Junior Wallabies U20s

1. Jack Barrett (NSW Waratahs, Randwick)

2. Max Craig (QLD Reds, Easts Tigers)

3. Nick Bloomfield (QLD Reds, Easts Tigers)

4. Toby Macpherson (ACT Brumbies, Uni-Norths Owls)

5. Daniel Maiava-Tapusoa (Melbourne Rebels, Wests Bulldogs)

6. Lachlan Hooper (ACT Brumbies, Vikings Rugby)

7. Nick Baker (QLD Reds, GPS Rugby Club)

8. Leafi Heka Talataina (Melbourne Rebels, Endeavour Hills)

9. Teddy Wilson (c) (NSW Waratahs, Eastern Suburbs)

10. Jack Bowen (NSW Waratahs, Eastern Suburbs)

11. Ronan Leahy (Western Force, Sydney University)

12. Taj Annan (QLD Reds, Souths Magpies)

13. Henry O'Donnell (NSW Waratahs, Northern Suburbs)

14. Tim Ryan (QLD Reds, Brothers Rugby Club)

15. Mason Gordon (Melbourne Rebels, Wests Bulldogs)


16. Liam Bowron (ACT Brumbies, Canberra Royals)

17. Harrison Usher (QLD Reds, Bond University)

18. Trevor King (QLD Reds, Souths Magpies)

19. Ollie McCrea (NSW Waratahs, Eastern Suburbs)

20. John Bryant (QLD Reds, Souths Magpies)

21. Klayton Thorn (ACT Brumbies, Gungahlin Eagles)

22. Harry McLaughlin-Phillips (QLD Reds, Souths Magpies)

23. David Vaihu (Melbourne Rebels, Wests Bulldogs)

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