Gloucester Rugby's Dave Attwood, Paul Doran-Jones and Nick Wood have all been named in the England Saxons starting line up to face Ireland A at Bath's Recreation Ground on Sunday January 31st (kick off 2:00pm).
Gloucester Rugby team mate, Luke Narraway, has been named amongst the replacements.
Alex Goode (Saracens) will start at full back making way for Northampton's Shane Geraghty at fly half whilst Leicester Tigers scrum half Ben Youngs makes his England Saxons debut.
David Strettle (Harlequins) returns to the wing alongside an experienced Saxons backline of Dominic Waldouck (London Wasps), Brad Barritt (Saracens) and Noah Cato (Saracens).
Worcester's Tom Wood and David Attwood (Gloucester Rugby) make their Saxons debuts. Whilst newcomers Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers), Jon Clarke (Northampton Saints) and Miles Benjamin (Worcester Warriors) take their place on the bench.
"We are really looking forward to Sunday. We have a young squad full of quality players and a good mix of experience. I'm sure they will rise to a challenging Ireland A squad."
"Bath Rugby have a passionate and loyal fan base and we hope to see as many of them as possible out on Sunday cheering us on and watching this exciting group of players in action."
15 Alex Goode (Saracens)
14 David Strettle (Harlequins)
13 Dominic Waldouck (London Wasps)
12 Brad Barritt (Saracens)
11 Noah Cato (Saracens)
10 Shane Geraghty (Northampton Saints)
9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
1 Nick Wood (Gloucester Rugby)
2 David Paice (London Irish)
3 Paul Doran-Jones (Gloucester Rugby)
4 Dave Attwood (Gloucester Rugby)
5 George Skivington (London Wasps, captain)
6 Tom Wood (Worcester Warriors)
7 Andy Saull (Saracens)
8 Phil Dowson (Northampton Saints)
16 Tom Mercey (Saracens)
17 Rob Webber (London Wasps)
18 Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers)
19 Luke Narraway (Gloucester Rugby)
20 Micky Young (Newcastle Falcons)
21 Jon Clarke (Northampton Saints)
22 Miles Benjamin (Worcester Warriors)
Last year England Saxons recorded victories against Portugal (66-0) before travelling to Denver for the Churchill Cup, beating Argentina Jaguars (28-20) and USA (56-17) on the way to the final where they lost to Ireland A 49-22.
Tickets for England Saxons v Ireland A at Bath Rugby's Recreation Ground are on sale now priced from £15 for adults and £7 for juniors please call 0844 448 1865 or go to the Bath Rugby website www.bathrugby.com
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