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England start for former Coopers pupil Perkins

PUBLISHED: 17:01 05 February 2015 | UPDATED: 17:01 05 February 2015

Former Coopers pupil George Perkins opened the scoring as England under-20s eased past Italy (pic: Adam Nurkiewicz/The RFU Collection)

Former Coopers pupil George Perkins opened the scoring as England under-20s eased past Italy (pic: Adam Nurkiewicz/The RFU Collection)

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Saracens youngster hoping to shine on international stage.

Former Coopers pupil George Perkins has been named in the starting line-up for England under-20s rugby team when they take on Wales in Saturday night’s game at Parc Eirias in Colwyn Bay (kick-off 7.30pm, live on S4C).

Defending world champions England have named five players from last season’s successful Junior World Championship campaign in New Zealand, as lock Charlie Ewels captains the side for the first time.

And Perkins, who is half way through a two-year Academy deal with Saracens, will feature from the start in head coach Jon Callard’s team.

“Wales are a fabulous nation who love their rugby and we’re excited about taking them on. We have trained well this week and have a healthy blend of experienced and new players in this squad,” said Callard.

“Wales are a passionate bunch and we got a good result against them last season, so they’ll be keen to come out of the blocks firing. They’ll be hurting from that result and wanting to prove a point, but we’ll be focusing on ourselves and looking to perform as well as we can.”

Tickets are on sale now from the official WRU website – wru.wales/tickets, or from venuecymru.co.uk. People can also call 01492 872000.,

Prices have been frozen for the second consecutive year for Wales under-20, meaning seated tickets are £15 and terrace tickets are £10 and £5 for under-16s and OAPs.

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