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Perkins keeps starting place in England squad

PUBLISHED: 12:44 27 February 2015 | UPDATED: 12:44 27 February 2015

Former Coopers pupil George Perkins helped England under-20s beat Ireland (pic: Adam Nurkiewicz/The RFU Collection)

Former Coopers pupil George Perkins helped England under-20s beat Ireland (pic: Adam Nurkiewicz/The RFU Collection)

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Former Coopers Coburn pupil George Perkins starts for England in their under-20 Six Nations clash with Ireland.

Former Coopers Coburn student George Perkins has been named in the England under-20s side to face Ireland in the under-20 Six Nations tonight (Friday).

Head Coach Jon Callard has made six changes from the side that beat Italy 61-0, where Perkins scored the first try of the game.

The Saracens Academy winger was also a part of the starting squad for the England’s opening match of the tournament against Wales, which ended in a 21-15 defeat for the Red Roses.

Ireland currently sit top of the Under 20 Six Nations table, with two wins from two, and Callard is aware of the task in hand.

He said: “Playing Ireland in Ireland will be a huge test – it’s one of the biggest in rugby. And from what we’ve seen they are a very good, physical side with lots of pace. But we’re excited by that, we’ve got pace in our side and on the 4G pitch it should make for a great spectacle.


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