Gloucester Rugby prop Paul Doran-Jones will make his second start for the England Saxons in Treviso against Italy A on Sunday.
Head Coach Stuart Lancaster has made nine changes to the starting line up that impressed against Ireland A last Sunday with a 17-13 victory. Doran-Jones retains his place as starting tight head prop whilst Gloucester team mate Dave Attwood is named amongst the replacements.
Danny Cipriani (London Wasps) returns taking the role of full back whilst last weekend's try scorer Shane Geraghty (Northampton Saints) retains the number 10 shirt.
Bath prop David Flatman starts for the first time since last June's Churchill Cup and Leed's flanker Hendre Fourie makes his debut alongside Chris Robshaw (Harlequins) and last week's man of the match Phil Dowson (Northampton Saints).
Jon Clarke (Northampton Saints) joins Miles Benjamin (Worcester Warriors) in the back line whilst Newcastle's Micky Young is promoted from the bench to start at scrum half.
"The guys put in a great performance last weekend and we hope to back that up with another impressive display against Italy A on Sunday."
"We've made quite a few changes to the squad that beat Ireland A last weekend which gives opportunities to the new guys coming in."
"Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers) and Luke Narraway (Gloucester Rugby) have returned to their clubs whilst Hendre and Rob Vickers (Newcastle Falcons) have come in as injury cover for Andy Saull (Saracens) and David Paice (London Irish)."
"Noah Cato (Saracens) and Nick Wood (Gloucester Rugby) will travel with us as the 23rd and 24th man."
England Saxons to face Italy A:
15 Danny Cipriani (London Wasps)
14 David Strettle (Harlequins)
13 Jon Clarke (Northampton Saints)
12 Brad Barritt (Saracens)
11 Miles Benjamin (Worcester Warriors)
10 Shane Geraghty (Northampton Saints)
9 Micky Young (Newcastle Falcons)
1 David Flatman (Bath Rugby)
2 Rob Webber (London Wasps)
3 Paul Doran-Jones (Gloucester Rugby)
4 Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers)
5 George Skivington (London Wasps, captain)
6 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)
7 Hendre Fourie (Leeds Carnegie)*
8 Phil Dowson (Northampton Saints)
16 Tom Mercey (Saracens)
17 Rob Vickers (Newcastle Falcons)*
18 Dave Attwood (Gloucester Rugby)
19 Tom Wood (Worcester Warriors)
20 Richard Wigglesworth (Sale Sharks)
21 Dominic Waldouck (London Wasps)
22 Alex Goode (Saracens)
Speaking to GRTV this week, Director of Rugby David Humphreys reflected on last week's win in La Rochelle as well as an A League semi-final triumph, but insisted that focus has quickly switched to Sunday's crucial Aviva Premiership fixture at Bath.
Speaking to GRTV after the 40-29 Aviva A League win over Wasps Rugby, Academy Coach Rich Whiffin explained his pride in the squad to overcome a strong opponent and book their spot in next week's Aviva A League final.
Willi Heinz returned from injury to skipper Gloucester to a famous 16-14 win over Stade Rochelais on Saturday evening. Speaking after the game in France, Heinz admitted the win wasn't pretty but was full of courage and a great result for the club.
Billy Burns contributed all Gloucester's points in the 16-14 European Rugby Challenge Cup win in La Rochelle on Saturday evening, but dedicated the victory to the whole squad whilst also praising the travelling support.
Speaking after Gloucester's brave 16-14 win against Stade Rochelais which clinches a European Rugby Challenge Cup final spot, Director of Rugby David Humphreys paid tribute to the way the team had executed the game plan in a hostile environment against quality opposition.
Greig Laidlaw returns to the Gloucester Rugby squad this week, and his inclusion is an important one after a serious ankle injury. The Scottish scrum half is determined to drive the team forward in their European Rugby Challenge Cup semi final in La Rochelle this Saturday.
Gloucester take on La Rochelle in the European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final in France on Saturday evening, with the Top 14 side the favourites in the eyes of the bookmakers. However, David Humphreys is looking for his side to rise to the occasion against a familiar opponent.
Local junior rugby teams had the honour of trotting out onto the Kingsholm pitch on Saturday morning, with over 400 young players representing their local clubs in the finals of the Wooden Spoon Charity Floodlit Tournament.