England name squad for BaaBaas

2015-05-25 10:01
Stuart Lancaster (AFP)

London - England head coach Stuart Lancaster on Sunday unveiled a strong squad for the match between an England XV and the Barbarians at Twickenham next weekend.

The 24-man line-up includes 10 players from England's World Cup training squad in Kieran Brookes, Danny Cipriani, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Elliot Daly, Lee Dickson, Joe Launchbury, Matt Mullan, Henry Slade, Ed Slater and Marland Yarde.

The England team will be captained by Northampton scrum-half Lee Dickson, who has won 18 caps for England.

"This is an exciting squad with a good mix of young players who have performed well in the Premiership this season, players on the fringes of the World Cup squad and those already selected," Lancaster said in a press release.

"It gives us some valuable time together before the training camps begin next month to assess those who could come into the group before the World Cup and also a chance to assess those who should come into the reckoning beyond 2015.

"The Barbarians team is full of quality and experienced internationals who will play together this week against Ireland ahead of our game, so it will provide a real test for this group and we are looking forward to that challenge."

Lancaster's side are bidding to avenge a 39-29 loss to an experienced Barbarians team last season.

England squad

Backs: Will Chudley (Exeter), Danny Cipriani (Sale), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Lee Dickson (capt, Northampton), Shane Geraghty (London Irish), Alex Lewington (London Irish), Mathew Tait (Leicester), Henry Slade (Exeter), Christian Wade (Wasps), Marland Yarde (Harlequins)

Forwards: Josh Beaumont (Sale), Kieran Brookes (Newcastle), Jack Clifford (Harlequins), Jake Cooper-Woolley (Wasps), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter), Gareth Denman (Northampton), Jon Fisher (Northampton), James Gaskell (Wasps), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Matt Mullan (Wasps), Ed Slater (Leicester), Tommy Taylor (Sale), Alex Waller (Northampton), Mark Wilson (Newcastle)

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