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Kitchener in squad to face Samoa

Graham Kitchener
Graham Kitchener played in England's 30-7 victory over Scotland

Worcester lock Graham Kitchener will start for England under-20s against Samoa in the Junior World Championships in Japan on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old from Shropshire played in England's two Pool B victories against Japan and Scotland.

"We haven't reached our potential yet, which is really promising in a tournament because we've got a lot more to come," he told BBC Radio Shropshire.

England must beat Samoa to reach the semi-finals in Tokyo.

Kitchener added: "They'll be a physical team, but every game here is really tough because it's the best teams and best players in the world at our age group.

"As a team we're playing better every week. We're definitely confident of making the semi-final and hopefully the final too."

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