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Capon And Dun Start As England Face Ireland

Will Capon and James Dun will start as England make nine changes to the starting line-up for their second match of the U18 International Series against Ireland U18 at Parc y Scarlets on Wednesday (5:15pm KO).

John Fletcher’s side crossed the line nine times in their comfortable 55-11 victory over Canada U19 in their opening game on Saturday. 

Among the changes, Cameron Redpath starts at full-back after coming off the bench against Canada to score two second half tries and Leicester Tigers’ Tom Hardwick earns a start at inside centre.

England U18 Coach Russell Earnshaw said: “We were pleased with our performance at the weekend and our focus is now on how we can improve against Ireland. As a coaching team we are always learning and it is important that we continue to challenge these players on and off the field to bring the best out of them.

“We know that Ireland will be at their best against us so it will be a fantastic experience for this group of players.”