Originally called the Junior World Championship, the World Rugby U20 Championship began in 2008, hosted by Wales.
Since its inception over 600 players have graduated through the tournament to full international honours, with 44 of those coming from England.
England have a proud history in the tournament over the past 11 years, reaching the final nine times and winning three Championships. England last won the tournament in 2016 and have reached six consecutive finals and here we look back at their history in the competition.
2008 - First time
The first tournament was held in Wales with an England squad including Ben Youngs, Alex Goode and Alex Corbisiero defeating Australia, Canada and Fiji advancing through to the knockout stages of the competition.
Corbisiero's second-half score added to first-half tries from Joe Simpson and Noah Cato saw them defeat South Africa in the last four, but in Cardiff they were defeated by the Baby Blacks (New Zealand).
2009 - Kiwi curse
Japan played host to the second edition of the Championship with a repeat of the 2008 final as England again met the Baby Blacks.
Pool victories over Samoa, Scotland and Japan sealed their path to the last four and a semi-final win over South Africa, which included tries from Courtney Lawes and Ben Youngs, sealed a meeting with New Zealand.
Lawes, Carl Fearns and James Gaskell all crossed for England but they were defeated 44-28 in the final.
Stat: The honour of being the leading point scorer in the 2009 tournament went to Tom Homer, the England full back scoring 68 points (16 conversions, 12 penalties).
2010 - May Day
The third annual tournament saw England finish fourth after they were beaten by Australia in the semis.
A squad that included Jamie George, Mako Vunipola, George Kruis, Jonny May, Freddie Burns, Christian Wade, Joe Marler and Marcus Watson sealed pool victories over France, Argentina and Ireland before losing to the Wallabies in the last four and South Africa in the third-place play off.
2011 - An epic encounter
Classic Match!@EnglandRugby and @AllBlacks U20s play an epic match with some of today's biggest names in the game. A classic Championship final at the #WorldRugbyU20s in 2011. pic.twitter.com/ok5Es6RCiJ— World Rugby (@WorldRugby) May 5, 2019
Another Championship saw England end as losing finalists, again defeated by New Zealand in Italy with a squad that included Mako Vunipola, Joe Launchbury, George Ford, Marland Yarde, Elliot Daly, Christian Wade, Owen Farrell and Jonathan Joseph.
Pool victories over South Africa, Ireland and Scotland sealed a semi-final place against France before a 33-22 defeat to the Baby Blacks.
Stat: England fly half George Ford (51) surpassed a half century of points during the Championship.
2012 - Building blocks
England’s poorest run in the competition ended with a seventh-place finish. The competition started in positive fashion, Marland Yarde, Dan Robson, Luke Cowan-Dickie and Kyle Sinckler among the scorers against Italy and although a victory in their second pool game was achieved against Ireland, they missed out on the semis after a defeat to eventual winners South Africa and the failure to gain an additional bonus-point.
2013 - A first victory
An England squad featuring Jack Nowell, Anthony Watson, Henry Slade, Alec Hepburn, Luke Cowan-Dickie and captain Jack Clifford lifted a first Junior World Championship with a 23-15 victory over Wales in France.
They progressed to the final with pool victories over France and United States before a semi-final win over New Zealand set up a clash with Wales.
England fought back from a 12-point half-time deficit with tries from Nowell and Sam Hill as well as 13 points from the boot of Slade sealing victory.
Stat: The most points scored in a JWC 2013 match was 109 in England’s 109-0 win over USA. This match set a number of records, including most points scored by a winning team, the biggest winning margin and most tries scored with 17.
2014 - Magic Maro
Just 5 years ago, a 19-year-old @maroitoje was getting ready to captain England at the #WorldRugbyU20s— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) May 13, 2019
Five years on he's a triple European Champions Cup winner
( credit @WorldRugby) pic.twitter.com/2VfagOEZ3D
England retained their title as Maro Itoje captained them to a second Junior World Championship with a thrilling victory over South Africa in Auckland.
Tries from Nathan Earle and Joel Conlon, as well as 11 points from Billy Burns, gave England victory having earlier beaten Australia, Italy, Argentina and Ireland in the competition.
"We believed if we stayed true to our principles, we would do well and we did, we won," said Itoje at the time.
2015 - A new dawn
A new name for the competition saw it re-branded the World Rugby U20 Championship as England reached a third-consecutive final before being defeated by New Zealand.
A squad with the likes of Jack Walker, Charlie Ewels and Ellis Genge saw them defeat Wales and Japan in the pool stages, and despite defeat to France England advanced through to the semi-final where they met South Africa.
James Chisholm and Nick Tompkins were among the scorers sealing their path to the final but the Baby Blacks proved too strong, winning 21-16.
2016 - Home comforts
Manchester played host to the ninth edition of the tournament as England won a third Championship.
Pool victories over Scotland, Australia and Italy sealed their path to the last four where they met South Africa sealing a 39-17 win.
The side romped to a 45-21 victory over Ireland in the final with tries from Joe Marchant, Callum Chick, Hugh Taylor and captain Harry Mallinder sealing the win at Sale’s AJ Bell Stadium.
Stat: Zach Mercer became the first member of the 2016-winning squad to win full international honours for England.
2017 - From Georgia with love
The country of Georgia welcomed the 12 teams for the 2017 edition of the Championship.
England suffered another defeat to the Baby Blacks in the final after victories over Australia, Wales, Samoa and South Africa with a squad including Ben Earl, Max Malins, Zach Mercer and Gabriel Ibitoye.
Ibitoye ended the tournament with five tries, while Mercer’s last-minute winning try over South Africa was a particular highlight.
2018 - French connection
"Not many players our age can say they have played in front of 20,000 fans. We'll learn from this experience"— World Rugby (@WorldRugby) June 17, 2018
An incredibly humble Ben Curry reacts to his side's loss in the #WorldRugbyU20s final pic.twitter.com/Aovh0T5giR
A sixth-consecutive final was achieved by Steve Bates’ side, but there was to be heartbreak as they were narrowly beaten by hosts France in front of 18,000 fans in Beziers.
Marcus Smith, Ted Hill, Ben Curry, Jordan Olowofela and Ibitoye had helped secure their path to the final with defeats over Italy, Argentina, Scotland and South Africa.
However, France proved too strong in the final, as they lifted a first-ever Championship.
Stat: Gabriel Ibitoye’s try against Italy saw him become England’s joint top try scorer with Christian Wade (8).