"At centre too, we have three experienced players in Jack Gadd, who has been performing well for Bristol in the England Championship, Owen Williams, and Ben John who has been called up to the squad after recovering from injury.
"This will be a tough opener for us but it will give us a clear idea of where we are and where we need to go. You don't get many bigger challenges than playing a strong England side at home to kick off the Six Nations and we need to make sure we stay focussed on our own game.
Wales U20 v England: Liam Wililams (Llanelli), Harry Robinson (Blues), Ben John (Ospreys/ Aberavon), Jack Gadd (Bristol), Eli Walker (Ospreys / Swansea); Matthew Morgan (Ospreys / Swansea), Aled Davies (Scarlets / Llanelli); Rhodri Jones (Scarlets / Llanelli), Kirby Myhill (Scarlets / Llanelli), Will Taylor (Ospreys / Swansea), Macauley Cook (capt, Blues / Cardiff), Matthew Screech (Blues / Pontypridd), Edward Siggery (Pontypridd), Calum Thomas (Blues / Pontypridd), Ben Thomas (Ospreys / Bridgend)
Replacements: Rob Evans (Scarlets / Carmarthen Quins), Sam Parry (Llandovery), Cory Hill (Blues / Pontypridd), Luke Hamilton (Blues / Glamorgan Wanderers), Jonathan Evans (Dragons / Newport, Steve Shingler (Scarlets / Llanelli), Owen Williams (Blues/Cardiff). Travelling reserve: Adam Warren (Llandovery),
Wales Under 20 Six Nations fixtures 2011
Wales v England - Saturday 5 Feb - 18.30 - Parc y Scarlets
Scotland v Wales - Friday 11 Feb - 19.30 - Sterling
Italy v Wales - Friday 25 Feb - 19.00 - Cosenza
Wales v Ireland - Friday 11 March - 19.10 - Parc y Scarlets
France v Wales - Friday 18 March - 20.30 - Albi
Tickets for Wales' home games at Parc y Scarlets are just £10 for adults and £5 for Under 16s and are available now from the Parc y Scarlets ticket office (tel / 0871 871 8088 / www.scarlets.co.uk and from Ticketmaster tel 08442 777 888 / www.ticketmaster.co.uk