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Wasps trio named in tonight's Eng U20s semi final

London Wasps academy players Hugo Ellis, Joe Simpson and Mark Odejobi named in the England U20s side that play South Africa tonight, in the semi final of the IRB Junior World Championship.

Hugo Ellis will lead England U20s tonight at Cardiff Arms Park for the semi final clash with South Africa

Hugo Ellis will lead England U20s tonight at Cardiff Arms Park for the semi final clash with South Africa

Ellis will lead the side out at Cardiff Arms Park, KO 9.10pm, following an unbeaten run of eight games at Under 20 level this season. The side, which features Wasps scrum half Joe Simpson in the starting XV and fellow academy team mate Mark Odejobi on the bench, have scored 38 tries in total after completing a Six Nations Grand Slam and beating Fiji (41-17), Canada (60-18) and Australia at the Junior World Championship.

Tonight's side will see Newcastle Falcon's Alex Tait, younger brother of Mathew Tait - currently with the senior England squad in New Zealand ' take over from Noah Cato (Saracens) at full back, with England's leading Under 20 international try-scorer moving onto the right wing and Seb Stegmann (Harlequins) standing down.

Two changes are also made in the forwards, where Ben Thomas (Saracens) replaces Scott Hobson (Cornish Pirates) in the second row and Matthew Cox (Worcester Warriors) comes in for Jon Fisher (London Irish) at blind-side flanker.

Tonight's game will follow the first semi final clash between New Zealand and hosts Wales at Swansea at 7pm, both games will be broadcast live on BBC Wales.

England Under 20 team

Wasps scrum half, Joe Simpson, will start in tonights semi final

Wasps scrum half, Joe Simpson, will start in tonights semi final

15 Alex Tait (Newcastle Falcons)
14 Noah Cato (Saracens)
13 Luke Eves (Bristol Rugby)
12 Jordan Turner-Hall (Harlequins)
11 Miles Benjamin (Worcester Warriors)
10 Alex Goode (Saracens)
9 Joe Simpson (London Wasps)
1 Nathan Catt (Bath Rugby)
2 Joe Gray (Northampton Saints)
3 Alex Corbisiero (London Irish)
4 Ben Thomas (Saracens)
5 Gregor Gillanders (Leicester Tigers)
6 Matthew Cox (Worcester Warriors)
7 Calum Clark (Leeds Carnegie)
8 Hugo Ellis (London Wasps, captain)

Replacements
16 Scott Freer (Leeds Carnegie)

Wasps and England's Mark Odejobi dives in for a try against Canada U20.

Wasps and England's Mark Odejobi dives in for a try against Canada U20.

17 Billy Moss (Bath Rugby)
18 Scott Hobson (Cornish Pirates)
19 Jon Fisher (London Irish)
20 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
21 Rob Miller (Newcastle Falcons)
22 Mark Odejobi (London Wasps)