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Pollock and Wright to face South Africa with England U20s in International Match

Northampton Saints duo set to face South Africa in World Rugby U20 Championship soccer kickoff on Tuesday

Northampton Saints duo Henry Pollock and Craig Wright are set to make their mark on the World Rugby U20 Championship as they take on South Africa in England’s third and final pool match on Tuesday. Pollock and Wright, both seasoned players at this level, will be key figures in England’s lineup as they aim to secure a spot in the semi-finals.

With victories over Argentina and Fiji under their belt, England is currently at the top of Pool C with 10 points. The match against South Africa is crucial for their tournament aspirations, and Head coach Mark Mapletoft is confident in his team’s abilities. He praised the team’s resolve and mental attitude, highlighting their relentless approach to the game.

The clash between England and South Africa is much anticipated, with the two teams having a history of competitive encounters. England has emerged victorious in eight of their previous 12 meetings with the Baby Boks in the Championship, making Tuesday’s fixture an exciting prospect for both teams.

The England U20 lineup features promising young talents from various clubs, showcasing the depth of talent within the squad. The team’s performance in the tournament so far has been impressive, and Mapletoft is looking forward to seeing his players rise to the occasion on Tuesday night.

As England gears up to face South Africa on home turf, the stage is set for an intense and thrilling match between two powerhouse teams. With a spot in the semi-finals on the line, both sides will be looking to deliver their best performance and secure a crucial victory. Stay tuned for what promises to be a captivating showdown at Athlone Stadium.

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