THREE Worcester Warriors players have been named in England's squad for their World Rugby U20 Championship semi-final against South Africa on Tuesday (6pm BST).

James Scott and Ted Hill will start in the forward pack, while Will Butler has been selected on the bench for the match in Narbonne.

But there is no place for Warriors hooker Beck Cutting despite marking his first start for his country with a try in England’s win over Scotland.

Steve Bates’ side head into the knock-out stages as top seeds after three bonus-point victories over Argentina, Italy and Scotland.

Hosts France take on New Zealand in Wednesday’s other semi-final in Perpignan.

England have reached the final in five consecutive years, winning in 2013, 2014 and 2016 and since 2008 they have reached eight out of the 10 finals.

Bates said: “We’re into the knock-out stages of the competition now so we need to raise the tempo of our game and be more accurate as well as play at a more intense pace.

“At this stage of the competition the stakes are high and we need to be able to play under that type of pressure while also being able to raise our game.

“We’ve been able to rotate the squad quite nicely throughout the tournament, we’ve got two Premiership players coming back into the side who didn’t play in our final pool game so they will be fresh and will add a great deal to the team.

“My message to the players on Tuesday will be a simple one – these opportunities don’t come around too often, we are in the semi-final of a wonderful competition, playing Southern Hemisphere opposition and I want them to show their class.

“The key thing is not to be overawed by the occasion, but to go out there and attack them.”

ENGLAND U20S: Parton; Ibitoye, Dingwall, Hardwick, Olowofela; Smith, White; Seville, Walker, Heyes, Kpoku, Scott, Hill, Curry, Basham.

Replacements: Oghre, Knight, Painter, Willis, Hinkley, Brand, Grayson, Butler.