Bath Rugby Academy duo Ollie Devoto and Richard Lane win England calls
Bath Rugby Academy fly-half Ollie Devoto and wing Richard Lane have both been selected for the England Under-20 Elite Player Squad, which contains an exciting blend of "experience, skill and power" for the 2012-13 season.
The 32-man group will look to defend the Under-20 Six Nations title in the new year before heading to France for the IRB Junior World Championship next June.
Head coach Rob Hunter, assisted by former Bath player Nick Walshe, has called on 15 players previously capped at this level while five of the squad represented England at under-18 level last season.
Hunter said: "We're excited to work with the players in our squad. We have some guys back who played for us last season and five who played at under-18 level last year.
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"There are also a number of players who have shown up well for their clubs in pre- season. There is always huge competition at this age grade and a lot of players getting first team rugby at their clubs. It's tough to narrow that down and we expect players to continue to push for inclusion.
"It's an exciting, skilful and powerful group. Competition for places will be high, but that's just what you want."
England head coach Stuart Lancaster added: "The Under- 20 squad is once again a strong one and the amount of competition for places in each position reflects well on the work the regional academies at the clubs are doing."
Meanwhile, Bath's Horacio Agulla has been named on the wing for Argentina when they face the All Blacks in Wellington this weekend.