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Devon players Keen and Pinkus to face Georgia in Rustavi

24 May 2018 09:46 | Sara Raine

DEVON players Max Keen and Mitch Pinkus have both been named in England Counties’ Under-20 squad to face Georgia Under-20s in their second tour match on Friday.

Exmouth flanker Keen will start at number six, having come on as a replacement in the England side’s famous 24-17 win over Georgia's Junior World Cup squad last Saturday.

Ivybridge fly-half Pinkus will be on the bench in Rustavi against Georgia Under-20s, who are expected to field a development side on Friday.

Former Devon and Barnstaple forward Hallam Chapman has also been named among the replacements having started in the opening game.

The match will kick-off at 1pm BST when conditions are expected to be hot.

England Counties Under-20 team manager Chris Brookes said: "The players are coaches know that Georgia will be looking for revenge on Friday. The first win was a very proud and emotional day and now we want to back that up."