Will Evans looks to build on try-scoring England U20s debut

England's Will Evans scores a try during the Under-20s Rugby Union World Cup match at the City Acade

England's Will Evans scores a try during the Under-20s Rugby Union World Cup match at the City Academy Stadium, Manchester. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Will Evans is hoping to have more friends and family from Norfolk in the stands tonight as he looks to build on his try-scoring debut for the England Under-20s against Australia.

The 19-year-old flanker made the breakthrough at Leicester Tigers towards the end of last season to earn a return to the international fold, having represented his country at U16, U17 and U18 level previously.

'It was a big moment for me – like my first try for Leicester this season – it was a very pleasing moment,' Evans said. 'Mum and dad were there they made the trip up from Norwich. Hopefully a few more of the family will be up for the Australia match.'

Evans starts at the AJ Bell Stadium, the home of Sale Sharks, as England look to make it three wins from three and seal progression as group winners.

Former Diss RFC player Tom West started both Saturday's 44-0 win over Scotland and the opening 48-10 defeat of Italy but the loosehead prop is rested as head coach Martin Haag rotates his squad for the Australia clash (7.45pm kick-off).

'It is a long tournament and everyone needs a bit of game-time to share the workload, but also to get everyone on the same page,' Evans added, speaking to Leicester's official website.


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'In training everyone needs to know the detail so when we come to play we are all together.'

The young Wallabies started with a 15-10 defeat to Scotland but bounced back with a 38-10 victory over Italy.

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Evans added: 'The games are going to get harder and harder and this is probably the toughest test we have faced so far. But we're in a really good position after two games.'

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