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John Evely

How to watch England U20s v South Africa U20s live on TV and stream details, full team news

England U20s take on South Africa U20s on Friday in the runners-up game at the U20s World Championships out in Cape Town having both lost their semi-finals

England were beaten 52-31 by France who have firmly made themselves tournament favorites.

Ireland secured their place in the final with a 31-12 win over South Africa to set up this tie.

England's campaign has been a mixed bag with two draws in the pool stages, finishing 22-22 with Australia and level 34-34 against Ireland before beating Fiji 53-7.

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 France U20s is being played on Friday, 14 July at the Athlone Sports Stadium, Cape Town.

What time is kick-off?

The kick-off time is at 4.30pm local time, 3.30pm 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 in the graveyard shift at 12.05am on Saturday morning, just after midnight on Friday.

Team news

South Africa U20:

15. Regan Izaks – 3 caps, 0 points

14. Jurenzo Julius – 4 caps, 10 points (2 tries)

13. Katlego Letebele (vice-captain) – 6 caps, 10 points (2 tries)

12. Damian Markus – 4 caps, 5 points (1 try)

11. Quewin Nortje – 1 cap, 0 points

10. Jean Smith – 3 caps, 29 points (7 conversions, 5 penalty goals)

9. Neil le Roux – 5 caps, 0 points

8. Corné Beets – 3 caps, 10 points (2 tries)

7. Hennie Sieberhagen – uncapped

6. Paul de Villiers (captain) – 8 caps, 0 points

5. Tiaan Wessels – 1 cap, 0 points

4. Coetzee le Roux – 3 caps, 5 points (1 try)

3. Mawande Mdanda – 2 caps, 0 points

2. Juann Else – 5 caps, 10 points (2 tries)

1. Phatu Ganyane – 4 caps, 0 points


16. SJ Kotze – 4 caps, 0 points

17. Corné Lavagna – 6 caps, 0 points

18. Zachary Porthen – 4 caps, 0 points

19. Abulele Ndabambi – 3 caps, 0 points

20. Gcinokuhle Mdletshe – 6 caps, 0 points

21. Imad Khan – 7 caps, 16 points (2 tries, 3 conversions)

22. Litelihle Bester – 1 cap, 0 points

23. Michael Annies – 4 caps, 0 points

England U20:

15 Sam Harris (Bath Rugby)

14 Cassius Cleaves (Harlequins)

13 Joe Jenkins (Bristol Bears)

12 Rekeiti Ma’asi-White (Sale Sharks)

11 Alex Wills (Sale Sharks)

10 Connor Slevin (Harlequins)

9 Nye Thomas (Sale Sharks)

1 Asher Opoku-Fordjour (Sale Sharks)

2 Craig Wright (Northampton Saints)

3 Afolabi Fasogbon (Gloucester Rugby)

4 Joe Bailey (Exeter) *

5 Lewis Chessum (C) (Leicester Tigers)

6 Chandler Cunningham-South (Harlequins)

7 Nathan Michelow (Saracens)

8 Zach Carr (Harlequins)


16 Nathan Jibulu (Harlequins)

17 Ethan Clarke (Harlequins)

18 James Halliwell (Bristol Bears)

19 Finn Carnduff (Leicester Tigers)

20 Tristan Woodman (Sale Sharks)

21 Charlie Bracken (Saracens)

22 Louie Johnson (Newcastle)

23 Joseph Woodward (Leicester Tigers)

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