Seven years ago today, an England Under 20s team stacked with future stars crushed Wales
It was seven years ago today that an England Under 20s team stacked with future stars annihilated Wales. Footage shows just how many future England stars played in this team.
It was back in 2013, and an England Under 20s team had just got themselves into the final of the
The England team on that day had many future internationals!
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby),
Harry Sloan (Harlequins),
Sam Hill (Exeter Chiefs),
Ben Howard (Worcester Warriors);
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs),
Alex Day (Northampton Saints);
Alec Hepburn (London Wasps),
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs),
Scott Wilson (Newcastle Falcons);
Tom Price (Leicester Tigers),
Dominic Barrow (Leeds Carnegie),
Ross Moriarty (Gloucester Rugby),
Matt Hankin (Saracens), Jack Clifford (Harlequins) (capt)
You may have noticed in the England team at the time that there was Ross Moriarty, he played for England at the time before deciding to play for Wales.
England players such as Henry Slade, Jack Nowell and Anthony Watson all took part in the match. Who knew that one day they would all go on to play in the World Cup final 6 years later!
Henry Slade and Jack Nowell were particularly good for the men in white on this day!
This was the BBC’s match report from the game…
England became world junior champions for the first time as they fought back from a 12-point half-time deficit to beat perennial rivals Wales.
A brace of tries by Ashley Evans and five points from Sam Davies’s boot gave Wales a 15-3 lead at the break.
England had a try disallowed either side of half-time, but Jack Nowell finally powered over in Vannes, France.
Sam Hill scored their second try and two conversions and two penalties from Henry Slade saw England home.
Wales were the better side in the first half hour of the first all-northern hemisphere final in the six-year history of the tournament, with Ellis Jenkins and Jack Jones sharp at the breakdown, controlling the game well from fly-half and Evans finishing superbly out wide.