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)
As Gloucester prepare for their 39th game of the season, against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways on Sunday, David Humphreys told the local media that this week has been all about getting the players mentally and physically ready after a tough game against Connacht last Sunday.
Speaking to GRTV after the 40-32 victory over Connacht on Sunday, skipper Billy Twelvetrees explained that Gloucester had had to learn to be patient and cut out the errors to earn the win and progress to next weekend's final play-off against Bordeaux-Begles.
Jonny May's superb late score capped a thrilling 40-32 European play-off win over Connacht on Sunday. The winger spoke afterwards of his team's character and spirit as he looked ahead to one more week of rugby.
Speaking to GRTV this afternoon, Director of Rugby David Humphreys hailed the 'never say die' attitude of the team, after despite not being at their best, fighting back to take a 40-32 win after extra time over Connacht.
Jonny May continues on the wing on Sunday as Connacht come to town, and the England wing explains to the local media this week that he is delighted with his form and is looking forward to taking on Pat Lam's men.
Following the recent announcement that XBlades were to become the club's new kit and leisurewear partner, Gloucester Rugby can today (Tuesday 30 June) confirm the opening of a new retail unit, based at Gloucester Quays Outlet Centre, as well as the launch of a brand new online shop.
When the Gloucester Rugby squad and staff report for their first day of preseason training on Wednesday morning, they will be greeted with a new look training kit from XBlades Sports ready for the first sessions.