Six Nations

Twelvetrees set for Eng debut

2013-01-29 21:08
Stuart Lancaster (AFP)

London - Uncapped Gloucester centre Billy Twelvetrees is set for an England debut against Scotland at Twickenham on Saturday after being confirmed on Tuesday in coach Stuart Lancaster's 23-man match-day squad.

With powerful Leicester midfielder Manu Tuilagi out of England's Six Nations opener due to injury, Twelvetrees was selected ahead of London Irish outside centre Jonathan Joseph.

Meanwhile, Saracens wing David Strettle was also included in the match-day 23, meaning there was no place in the squad for Northampton fullback Ben Foden.

Lancaster is due to name his starting XV and eight replacements for the Calcutta Cup clash on Thursday.

England squad:

Backs (10): Chris Ashton (Saracens), Brad Barritt (Saracens), Mike Brown (Harlequins), Danny Care (Harlequins), Owen Farrell (Saracens), Toby Flood (Leicester), Alex Goode (Saracens), David Strettle (Saracens), Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester), Ben Youngs (Leicester)

Forwards (13): Dan Cole (Leicester) Dylan Hartley (Northampton), James Haskell (Wasps), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Ben Morgan (Gloucester), Geoff Parling (Leicester), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, capt), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), David Wilson (Bath), Tom Wood, Tom Youngs (Leicester)

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