England are unbeaten at this level in 17 games - 12 of them internationals - since an 11-3 defeat in their last meeting with Australia in the summer of 2007.
But this is a new squad with only a handful of survivors from the side that finished last season by beating South Africa 45-13 in Kimberley.
One of those returning is George Ford, the fly half who made his first team debut for Leicester Tigers at the age of 16 in the LV= Cup last month, becoming the youngest player ever to appear in a professional club game.
The others are back row forward Billy Vunipola, who joined London Wasps from Bristol this summer and started against South Africa as a 16-year-old, and lock Dominic Barrow (Leeds Carnegie), who appeared against Boland on the summer tour.
England U18 squad
Nick Auterac (Oaklands College & Saracens)
Dominic Barrow (Prince Henry's GS & Leeds Carnegie)
Ant Brennan (Twyford CofE & London Wasps)
Koree Britton (Ivybridge College & Exeter Chiefs)
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Truro College & Exeter Chiefs)
Matt Kvesic (Worcester 6th Form College & Worcester Warriors)
George Merrick (Whitgift & Harlequins)
Nathan Morris (Sedbergh & Newcastle Falcons)
Sam Northcote-Green (Dulwich College & London Wasps)
Kyle Sinckler (Epsom College & Harlequins)
Sam Twomey (Dulwich College & Harlequins)
Billy Vunipola (Harrow & London Wasps)
Chris Walker (Prince Henry's GS & Leeds Carnegie)
Elliott Daly (Whitgift & London Wasps)
Jamie Elliott (Bedford & Northampton Saints)
George Ford (Rishworth & Leicester Tigers)
Joel Hodgson (RGS Newcastle & Newcastle Falcons)
Mark Jennings (Lymm HS & Sale Sharks)
Ryan Mills (Hartpury College & Gloucester)
Ben Ransom (Tonbridge & Saracens)
Dan Robson (Hartpury College & Gloucester)
Charlie Walker (Oakham & Leicester Tigers)
Marland Yarde (Whitgift & London Irish)