England's Under-18 AER side have made nine changes to their starting XV for Wednesday's semi-final in the Association Europeenne de Rugby Tournament against Ireland at Hyeres in France (2.30pm BST).
Mike Wilcox, who played for St Peter's Catholic HS, Gloucester in last week's Daily Mail RBS Schools Under-18 Cup final at Twickenham is one of those restored to the starting line-up and he regains the captaincy from Henry Staff.
Wilcox, who captained England to victory against Japan HS in a full cap international two weeks ago, will have flanker Chris Walker as his vice-captain.
Staff, Will Jones, Chris Cook, Matthew Steele, Kieron Low and Matt Kvesic are the six survivors from the side that trounced Georgia 60-3 in England's opening game on Sunday.
England are attempting to win the AER Tournament for the first time in three years and to end a run of two consecutive defeats by Ireland in the competition. Ireland took the title with a two points win in the final two years ago and then edged an 8-3 win in last year's semi-final in Italy.
"Ireland are always very well-organised at age group level and they seem to like playing the English," said England's Head Coach Paul Mullan.
"We know that it is going to be a tough and physical encounter. We will have to control our own ball and dominate the contact areas."
"If we don't it will allow Ireland to play the game they want to play. They play with a lot of width, very similar to us in a lot of ways, so it's going to come down to our ability to control the ball, especially first phase, and make sure it's good ball. Then we can look at disrupting the opposition ball."
"The last two years we have not taken our chances so we have got to be more clinical. Ireland have scored first and then we have had to chase the game which we have not done very well, so we will be looking to make a better start this time."
Fly-half Tom Heathcote has been named among the eleven replacements, seven of whom can be used, but he remains an injury doubt for England having sustained a knee injury against Georgia.
England Under-18 AER side v Ireland
15 Alex Lewington (Nottingham HS and Leicester Tigers); 14 Anders Mogensen (Millfield School and Northampton Saints), 13 Henry Staff (Bedford Modern School, Saracens and Hertfordshire), 12 Sam Stanley (Oaklands College, Saracens and Essex), 11 Will Jones (Henley College, London Wasps and Oxfordshire); 10 Mike Wilcox (St Peter's Catholic HS, Gloucester and Gloucestershire - captain), 9 Chris Cook (Millfield School, Bath and Somerset); 1 Simon McIntyre (St Bedes School, Broughton Park, Sale Sharks and Lancashire), 2 Harry Hannan (Woodhouse Grove School, Leeds Carnegie and Yorkshire), 3 Will Collier (Cranleigh School, Harlequins and Surrey), 4 Matthew Steele (Dame Alice Owen School, Saracens and Hertfordshire), 5 Kieron Low (Havant College, Chichester and Sussex), 6 Liam Wilkinson (St Peter's Catholic HS, Gloucester, Gloucester and Gloucestershire), 7 Chris Walker (Prince Henry's GS, Leeds Carnegie and Yorkshire - vice-captain), 8 Matt Kvesic (Worcester Sixth Form College, Worcester Warriors and North Midlands).
Tom Heathcote (Bishop Wordsworth's, Bath and Dorset & Wiltshire), Matt Keyte (Dulwich College, Bath and Surrey), Ben Mosses (Millfield School, Bath and Somerset), Ben Ransom (Tonbridge School, Saracens and Kent), Marland Yarde (Whitgift School, London Irish and Middlesex), Josh Elliott (Dulwich College, Old Alleynians, London Wasps and Surrey), Chris Fox (Bromsgrove School, Worcester Warriors and North Midlands), David Francis (Twyford C of E High School, London Wasps and Middlesex), Joe Launchbury (Christ's Hospital School, Harlequins and Sussex), Louis Padian (Bromsgrove School, Moseley, Worcester Warriors and North Midlands), Oliver Robins
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