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Elliot Daly to start at full back in non cap game versus the Barbarians

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By Jake Jones

Elliot Daly will start at full-back for England in Sunday’s non-cap match against the Barbarians at Twickenham.

There are four uncapped players in the XV, with Gloucester’s Henry Trinder at outside centre and Worcester’s Jack Singleton and Bath duo Elliott Stooke and Zach Mercer in the forwards.

Regular full-back Mike Brown is on the wing, with George Ford and Chris Robshaw the co-captains.

“The match is a fantastic opportunity,” said head coach Eddie Jones.

Daly’s departing Wasps team-mate Danny Cipriani is among the replacements, after being named in the squad for the first time under Jones.

Scrum-half Dan Robson is also on the bench, along with fellow uncapped players hooker George McGuigan, prop Nick Schonert and utility forward Josh Beaumont.

“This is a good young squad and their work ethic has been outstanding over the last two weeks,” Jones said.

“It is a great opportunity for them to show they deserve to wear the English rose, to show they can be in contention for the World Cup and a great opportunity for them to put us on the front foot ahead of the South Africa tour.”

England:

15; Daly, 14 May, 13 Trinder, 12 Francis, 11 Brown, 10 Ford (C), 9 Youngs; 1 Marler, 2 Singleton, 3 Sinckler, 4 Stooke, 5 Launchbury, 6 Robshaw (C), 7 Curry, 8 Mercer

Replacements:

16 McGuigan, 17 Genge, 18 Schonert, 19 Beaumont, 20 Wilson, 21 Robson, 22 Cipriani, 23 Solomona

Barbarians

15; Ashton, 14 Tuisova, 13 Radradra, 12 Matavesi, 11 Adeolokun, 10 Russell, 9; Williams, 1 Buckley, 2 Kayser, 3 Afoa, 4 Dillane, 5 Timani, 6 Fernandez Lobbe (C), 7 Tipuric, 8 Vito

Replacements

16 Polota Nau, 17 Uhila, 18 Herrera, 19 Tekori, 20 Latu, 21 Laidlaw, 22 McAlister, 23 Fekitoa

 

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