The game gives the England coaching staff a chance to give game time to players who have been used scarcely throughout the tournament. Jonny May of Gloucester who came off the bench to score a last ditch try against Australia comes back in the centre to partner Tom Casson of Harlequins.
Marcus Watson (London Irish) also returns on the wing at the expense of the rested Sam Smith (Harlequins) who also scored a try in the semi-final.
In the forwards Jamie Gibson (London Irish) who has two tries under his belt switches to Number 8 for the first time on this tour to accommodate the power of Will Welch (Newcastle Falcons) and skipper Jacob Rowan of Leeds Carnegie.
Head coach Mark Mapletoft recognises that this is an opportunity to end the tour with a smile after the semi-final loss to the Junior Wallabies:
"This is a good chance for the whole squad to end the tour on a high. Personally I've never won a final game in the three years that I've been involved with England Under20s, so that goes for the management team as well. It's a great opportunity for all of us involved to finish the tournament on a positive note."
"We've looked at all the South African games. They've clearly had a change of emphasis from last year and previous years. They are very comfortable ball-in-hand, they've got some exciting runners and they combine ambition with some traditional South African forward play which we will need to combat to ensure we maintain dominance throughout the game."
IRB JWC, 3rd/4th Play-off
Stadio Coloso de Parque, Rosario
Monday June 21
15. Tom Homer (London Irish), 14. Christian Wade (London Wasps), 13. Jonny May (Gloucester), 12. Tom Casson (Harlequins), 11. Marcus Watson (London Irish), 10. Freddie Burns (Gloucester), 9. Sam Harrison (Leicester Tigers), 1. Joe Marler (Harlequins), 2. Jamie George (Saracens), 3. Mako Vunipola (Bristol), 4. Calum Green (Leicester Tigers), 5. George Kruis (Saracens), 6. Will Welch (Newcastle Falcons), 7. Jacob Rowan (Leeds Carnegie, captain), 8. Jamie Gibson (London Irish)
16. Rob Buchanan (Harlequins), 17. Shaun Knight (Gloucester), 18. Charlie Matthews (Harlequins), 19. Alex Gray (Newcastle Falcons), 20. Charlie Davies (Stade Francais), 21. Rory Clegg (Harlequins), 22. Sam Smith (Harlequins)
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