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)
Ben Vellacott was one of the standout performers in last week's pool stages and, ahead of Friday evening's Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Finals, told GRTV that he and his team mates will just try and play their own game once again.
Gloucester Rugby number eight Ben Morgan was today named in England's squad for Rugby World Cup 2015, a reward for eight months of hard work recuperating from a serious injury suffered back in January. Ben was one of a number of players who spoke at a press conference following the squad announcement.
Steph Reynolds led from the front once again as Gloucester kicked off their Singha Premiership Rugby 7s campaign in style on Thursday evening. The flyer scored three tries but admitted that he left most of the team talk duties to others.
Olly Morgan led the Cherry and Whites to three wins out of three in Group B of the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s and he expressed his delight in the young members of the squad in excelling in front of a bumper Kingsholm crowd.
Olly Morgan leads the Gloucester Rugby Sevens squad this Thursday in the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series at Kingsholm, and he is backing the young side to take the opportunity with both hands as they take to the field.
Speaking to the local media this week, Henry Purdy explained the opportunity available for the Gloucester Rugby to lay down a marker in this summer's Singha Premiership Sevens Series, which kicks off at Kingsholm Stadium on Thursday 20 August.