WORCESTER Warriors' Kai Owen forms part of a new front row for England against Scotland in the final round of the Under 20s Six Nations Championship at Northampton tonight (7.45pm).

Club-mates Ollie Lawrence, who has previously been on Warriors first-team duty, and James Scott start at centre and lock respectively for the hosts.

Head coach Steve Bates’ side have won two and lost two of their four games so far in the championship, defeating France and Italy.

It will be the first under 20s start for Shrewsbury-born prop Owen who turned 20 late last month.

He is joined by Northampton Saints' Samson Ma’asi and Leicester Tigers' Joe Heyes in the front row.

On his England call-up this season, Owen said: "I received the email and just started jumping around. I was so happy.

"It's always been my dream to play for England. I rang my family straight away."

The loosehead used to be part of the junior academy set-up at Sixways and played for Warriors under 18s before going to Telford College.

On what he has picked up since joining Warriors' senior academy last summer, Owen said: "I've learnt this year to respect everyone and the surroundings and appreciate everything on the whole.

"I look back and think of how far I have come within a reasonably short time.

"I believe you can achieve anything if you really work hard and put a smile on your face.

"A year ago today I was just pottering around at different clubs. I was doing labouring work as well.

"I was training in the gym every day too. When I got offered my first professional contract (with Warriors' academy) it was perfect timing.

"The amount of help I've had from my family has been unreal."

Owen admitted former Warrior and Irish legend Donncha O'Callaghan and current player Matt Cox have been inspirations in his swift progress.

He added: "Donncha said to make sure you are the hardest worker all the time.

"Matt is a great bloke and definitely a role model for me. He gives you that pick-me-up whenever you're feeling down."

England: de Glanville; Hassell-Collins, Lawrence, Redpath, Reed; Vunipola, Fox; Owen, Ma’asi, Heyes, Coles, Scott, Willis, Hinkley, Tuima. Replacements: Barbeary, Adkins, Petch, Kpoku, Capstick, Warr, Wilkinson, Hodge.