Seven of the 23 have previous Under 20s experience, while 11 played for England Under 18s last season.
Coaches Nick Walshe and Ian Peel will be hoping for a fourth successive title, but Head Coach Walshe says that performance is key.
"Playing France in France is about as tough as you can get in the Six Nations," he explained.
"We played them twice last season and performed well on both occasions. Will that have a bearing on Friday night? We'd like to think so, but we need to execute our basics well and the rest will take care of itself."
On Braley captaining the side, he added: "Callum is similar to last season's captain, Jack Clifford, in the sense that when he talks people listen.
"He might not be the loudest, he doesn't scream or shout, but he's a real leader and a top guy and I know he'll lead the guys well."
England Under 20s side to to play France
15 Nathan Earle (Saracens)
14 Zach Kibirige (Newcastle Falcons)
13 Nick Tompkins (Saracens)
12 Tom Stephenson (Northampton Saints)
11 Henry Purdy (Leicester Tigers)
10 Billy Burns (Gloucester Rugby)
9 Callum Braley (Bristol Rugby, captain)
1 Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi (Northampton Saints)
2 Harry Thacker (Leicester Tigers)
3 Paul Hill (Leeds Carnegie)
4 Maro Itoje (Saracens)
5 Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby)
6 Ross Moriarty (Gloucester Rugby)
7 Joel Conlon (Exeter Chiefs)
8 James Chisholm (Harlequins)
16 Tom Woolstencroft (Bath Rugby)
17 Alex Lundberg (London Wasps)
18 Adam Jamieson (Bath Rugby)
19 Tom Ellis (Bath Rugby)
20 Will Owen (Leicester Tigers)
21 Henry Taylor (Loughborough University)
22 Sam Olver (Northampton Saints)
23 Howard Packman (Northampton Saints)
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