- Japan first up for England Under 20 in Italy
- Ewels and Morris among most experienced in Jon Callard's squad
Charlie Ewels and Aaron Morris are well aware that England will need to start the World Rugby Under 20 Championship on a winning note this evening against Japan (live on BT Sport 2, kick-off 5.30pm BST) if they are to emulate the success of the past two years.
Two main-stays of a glorious Junior World Championship campaign in 2014 in New Zealand, the pair start today's encounter at lock and full back respectively.
And, having began their stint in northern Italy with some exacting training sessions, both men are confident that Jon Callard's squad is in an excellent place.
Though Japan represent something of an unknown quantity, Bath Rugby youngster Ewels – skipper of this side – expects a "physical challenge" from an outfit containing a number of exciting individuals.