Ewan Ashman has put in the hard yards to make a successful switch from back-row to hooker - and now the Sale Sharks man is preparing for his toughest test to date against New Zealand under-20s this weekend.
England U20 hooker Alfie Barbeary has been suspended for five weeks following his red-card incident during the recently concluded World Rugby U20 Championship encounter against Ireland at Club De Rugby Ateneo Inmaculada.
David McCann scored a hat-trick while Ben Healy contributed with 13 points as Ireland went on to beat England 26-42 in the opening round of the World Rugby U20 Championship at Club De Rugby Ateneo Inmaculada.
Nineteen-year-old second-row/back-row Marshall Sykes has been out of action for seven months, but is back to full fitness and is set to be a key man for Scotland at the under-20 World Championship in Argentina next month.
England managed to overcome a late Asenathi Ntlabakanye try as they edged out South Africa in the semi-final while France outplayed New Zealand in Perpignan in the second knock-out game in the World Rugby U20 Championship.