Tom Howe helped England under-20s reach the semi-finals of the World Rugby Championships in Italy.

The Wasps wing was drafted into the squad just over a week before the tournament began as a replacement after two players dropped out through injury.

The former Royal Grammar School pupil scored a try in their opening match, helping beat Japan 59-7.

Howe didn’t make the squad for the final two pool matches - a 30-16 success against Wales and an 18-30 defeat to the French.

England were made to sweat on their place in the last four but qualified after results elsewhere went their way.

Howe will hope to feature when they face South Africa on Monday.