England U20s Head Coach Mark Mapletoft has named his side to take on Samoa in their final Pool B group match. Three Gloucester Rugby players are in the starting line up and two more on the bench.
In all, England make eight changes to the team that started the 30-7 win over Scotland.
Wing George Lowe (Harlequins), fly half Rory Clegg (Newcastle Falcons) and scrum half Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers) return in the backline.
James Clark (London Irish) makes his first start of the tournament at hooker, with prop Bob Baker (London Wasps), lock Dan Williams (Gloucester Rugby) and No.8 Carl Fearns (Sale Sharks) drafted into the pack.
Charlie Sharples and Henry Trinder retain their places in the backline whilst Shaun Knight and Dave Lewis are named amongst the replacements.
A win would put second seeds England into the Tokyo semi finals to meet the winner of tomorrow's South Africa v France game in Osaka.
England Under 20
15 Tom Homer (London Irish); 14 Charlie Sharples (Gloucester Rugby), 13 Henry Trinder (Gloucester Rugby), 12 Luke Eves (Bristol Rugby), 11 George Lowe (Harlequins); 10 Rory Clegg (Newcastle Falcons), 9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers); 1 Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs)
2 James Clark (London Irish), 3 Bob Baker (London Wasps); 4 Dan Williams (Gloucester Rugby), 5 Graham Kitchener (Worcester Warriors); 6 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints),
7 Calum Clark (Leeds Carnegie, captain), 8 Carl Fearns (Sale Sharks)
16 Jamie George (Saracens), 17 Shaun Knight (Gloucester Rugby), 18 James Gaskell (Sale Sharks), 19 Josh Ovens (Bath Rugby), 20 Dave Lewis (Gloucester Rugby), 21 Rob Miller (Newcastle Falcons), 22 Greig Tonks (Leicester Tigers)
Gloucester meet the Exeter Chiefs for the fourth time in competitive action this weekend, this time in the semi-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. Director of Rugby David Humphreys told the local media this week that this is the sort of game that Gloucester want to be involved in on a regular basis and that he and his team are looking forward to it.
Following the 29-26 loss to Harlequins, club captain Billy Twelvetrees spoke of his disappointment that the Cherry and Whites were unable to cash in on the home side's indiscipline and lose a lead on Saturday afternoon.
Number eight Gareth Evans admitted to a collective feeling of frustration as Gloucester lost narrowly at Harlequins on Saturday, but insisted that there are plenty of positives to draw upon ahead of next Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final at home to Exeter.
Gloucester travel to the Stoop on Saturday afternoon to take on Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership. The Cherry and Whites make just two changes from last weekend's win over Connacht as they seek consistency and continuity in their play as Nick Walshe told the local media this week.
Speaking to GRTV after the final whistle, Tom Palmer praised the Cherry and Whites concentration and desire to hold on to a narrow 14-7 victory. The second row topped the tackle charts with 19 as he led the home team's resistance.
Supporters who are still to purchase tickets for Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final at home to Exeter Chiefs at Kingsholm (kick off 7:45pm) are reminded that Early Bird prices are only valid until 6:30pm on Thursday evening.
The Gloucester Wheelchair Rugby team travelled to Fenton Manor Complex, Stoke on Trent last Saturday to take part in the final round of the GBWR Super Series of the season, knowing just one win would be enough to crown them Division 3 Champions.