England v Wales U20s Live: Kick-off time, TV channel, team news and match updates

Wales U20s will be looking to build on their bonus-point victory over Scotland when they take on England at Doncaster’s Castle Park this evening (7pm kick-off).

The team picked by head coach Byron Hayward shows four changes of personnel, plus one positional switch, from the 26-13 win over the Scots up in Colwyn Bay.

Full-back Iestyn Hopkins makes his debut, as Cameron Winnett moves to the wing, while there is a first start for Ealing hooker Morgan Veness, with scrum-half Morgan Lloyd and second row Joe Peard also coming in.

Cardiff back row forward Alex Mann continues as captain following his outstanding display against Scotland, where he led by example as Wales bounced back from their opening round loss to Ireland.

England have made no fewer than eight changes to the side which suffered a shock 6-0 defeat to Italy out in Treviso a fortnight ago.

The game is being shown live on S4C and the BBC iPlayer, but if you can’t get in front of a screen you can follow all the action via our live blog below.

England U20s: Henry Arundel; Deago Bailey, Jacob Cusick, Ethan Grayson, Cassius Cleaves; Jamie Benson, Sam Edwards; Fin Baxter, Finn Theobald-Thomas, Will Hobson, Charlie Rice, Alfie Bell, Chandler Cunningham-South, Toby Knight, Emeka Ilione.

Replacements: Joe Vajner, Archie McArthur, Mike Summerfield, Lewis Chessum, Kofi Cripps, Matty Jones, Louie Johnson, Rekeiti Ma’asi White.

Wales U20s: 15. Iestyn Hopkins (Ospreys); 14. Cameron Winnett (Cardiff), 13. Eddie James (Scarlets), 12. Joe Hawkins (Ospreys), 11. Harri Houston (Ospreys); 10. Jac Lloyd (Bristol), 9. Morgan Lloyd (Dragons); 1. Rhys Barrett (Cardiff Met), 2. Morgan Veness (Ealing Trailfinders), 3. Adam Williams (Dragons), 4. Benji Williams (Ospreys), 5. Joe Peard (Dragons), 6. Tom Cowan (Bath), 7, Ethan Frackrell (Cardiff), 8. Alex Mann (Cardiff, capt).

Replacements: 16. Connor Chapman (Dragons), 17. Joe Cowell (Cardiff Met), 18. Nathan Evans (Cardiff), 19. Lewis Jones (Ospreys), 20. Morgan Morse (Ospreys), 21. Archie Hughes (Scarlets), 22 Dan Edwards (Ospreys), 23. Joe Westwood (Dragons).

Live updates below:

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