However, his Six Nations squad was derailed when he went down with tonsillitis and he admitted that the illness had taken a lot out of him.
"It was frustrating because I went down with tonsillitis which ruled me out for a while. Injuries are part and parcel of it all but being ill is doubly frustrating."
"I played against Scotland, went home on the Friday and started feeling ill on the Saturday. I went downhill pretty quickly and couldn't do anything at all. I lost so much weight, I dropped over 8kgs in a week and couldn't get out of bed for a few days."
"All the gym work I'd done all season was effectively out of the window and I honestly didn't think I'd make the squad because the other two hookers have been playing really well."
"So, I feel really fortunate to be involved but I'm grateful to the coaches for keeping faith with me and now I just want to repay that faith by working hard and playing whatever part I can."
A large number of the current U20s squad including Britton's Gloucester club mates Ryan Mills and Dan Robson have 'graduated' from the U18 set up and that familiarity is a bonus according to the 19 year old.
"It's good that we're all back together and picking up where we left off in the Six Nations. Everyone knows what their roles are and what they have to do."
"We're not having to start from scratch. We're just tweaking things and introducing a few new things so that teams don't know what to expect from us."
"We've put in a lot of hard work since we got back together as a squad and now we just want to get the tournament started and get on with it."
Asked about which teams he's looking forward to coming up against, two teams immediately spring to mind.
"There's quite a few of us came up through the 18s together and still around from the South Africa tour last summer."
"We had a real battle with them (South Africa) last year and we'll face them again in Italy. We thought that we should have taken them over there, so we owe them one to a certain extent and are looking forward to that one."
"And I've always wanted to face the Haka although I'm not sure what my reaction will be if it's being carried out right in front of me - I get quite fired up watching it on the TV so I'm don't know how I'll feel when it's right in my face!"