England Under-20s will play their South Africa counterparts at Worcester’s Sixways Stadium on May 11 (7.30pm) ahead of the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in France between May 30 and June 17.
England, who were beaten finalists in last year’s competition in Georgia, recently finished runners-up in the Under-20 Six Nations Championship.
Playing their fixtures at Stade de la Méditerranée in Béziers, 2016 winners England will face Argentina (May30) Italy (June 3 ) and Scotland (June 7) in Pool B.
Narbonne and Perpignan will host the semi-finals and ranking play-offs on June 12 with Béziers hosting all finals day matches on June 17 across two pitches.
England Under-20s have faced the Junior Springboks in successive semi-finals in the tournament, defeating them 39-17 in 2016 and 24-22 in 2017.
“This fixture is an excellent opportunity for us to prepare for the World Rugby U20 Championship against high-level competition,” England Under-20 head coach Steve Bates.
“Playing a full international against South Africa is really going to focus everyone’s attention and provide us with valuable playing time before the tournament begins.
“During the Six Nations we tried to play high-intensity, high-tempo rugby and we’ll look to replicate that at Sixways Stadium in May.
“We want the players to express themselves, be creative and imaginative and hopefully by the time May comes around the conditions, as well as the playing surface, will allow us to do that which should be really exciting for the supporters there.”
Worcester Warriors managing director Gus Mackay said: “We are delighted to once again be hosting an international match at Sixways as we have seen in the past that there is certainly an appetite for international rugby in this region.
“We hope people will get behind this exciting encounter and come out to support some of the future stars of world rugby in action at Sixways.”