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
GRTV FEATURE | We caught up with Rugby Development Manager Terry Fanolua on Monday morning, on the first day of the Half Term Rugby Camps at Wycliffe College. Fanolua spoke about what was in store ahead of a busy week on the pitch! Check out the GoPro footage as we got up close to the action!
Speaking after the 37-8 European Rugby Challenge Cup win over Benetton Treviso, James Hook admitted that the Italian side made things tough for Gloucester at times but that the Cherry and Whites are happy to take the bonus point win and turn their focus to Northampton next week.
Speaking to GRTV after the game, Backs Coach Tim Taylor was happy with the squad as they cruised to victory over Treviso. The result wasn't in doubt, but the Cherry and Whites laboured to secure a crucial try bonus point.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester Rugby centre Matt Scott is excited to take the field again as the Cherry and Whites look to build on the win in Bayonne when Treviso come to Kingsholm this Saturday.
Defence Coach Jonny Bell admitted this week that the European Rugby Challenge Cup victory in Bayonne was a welcome one, stressed that Benetton Treviso will pose a tough test on Saturday at Kingsholm but that Gloucester are determined to deliver in front of their own fans.
Motu Matu'u is looking to make up for lost time this week as the Cherry and Whites head to Basque Country to take on Bayonne in the European Rugby Challenge Cup opener. The Samoan hooker made his first appearance in the jersey last weekend, and is hoping to contribute to the team this weekend.
Gloucester's attentions turn to Europe this weekend as they travel to Bayonne for their opening fixture of this season's European Rugby Challenge Cup. Forwards Coach Trevor Woodman told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will be aiming to top their pool as they've done for the past two seasons, but is well aware of how tough it is to win in France.
The Gloucester Rugby Half Term Rugby Camps got off to a great start on Monday morning, with over 60 young rugby players braving the chilly weather to experience a great day of skills, learning and fun thanks to the Gloucester Rugby Community Department.
A number of Gloucester Rugby's promising young players are currently playing their competitive rugby on loan at other clubs, and six of them featured in Saturday's game between London Welsh and Rotherham Titans.