Video: Junior World Championships will feature three OAs
Maro Itoje will lead out England U20s against South Africa in the final of the Junior World Championships on Saturday morning.
The Old Albanian second row will be joined by club-mates Nathan Earle and Nick Tompkins for the tournament’s climax at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. Kick-off is 8.35am GMT and will be live on Sky Sports.
England have been in scintillating form throughout the tournament, beating Italy 63-3, Australia 38-24 and Argentina 17-16 to win Group A before dismantling Ireland in the semi-final 42-15.
Head coach Nick Walshe said: “This is a great opportunity for our guys – they have been excellent all trip and have fully deserved to get to where they are.
“South Africa will be a difficult challenge, but we’re focusing on ourselves – we’re putting a real emphasis on performing for the full 80 minutes, we feel that we have played well in patches throughout the tournament but we want to see a complete performance