Gloucester's Andy Gomarsall and Alex Brown both line-up for England 'A' in Friday's clash with France at Bath's Recreation ground.
Hugh Vyvyan will captain the England A side after skippering England in the 2003 and 2004 Churchill Cups.
"It's a great honour to captain the side and I am grateful to Brian Ashton and the coaches for giving me the opportunity," said Vyvyan.
"Training has gone well this week eventhough we have been together a short time and we are all looking forward to a tough match against France. We want to impress the senior selectors and give the first team squad a boost ahead of their own game on Sunday by coming away with a win."
The side also includes Iain Balshaw and Bath prop Duncan Bell, drafted in yesterday following Matt Stevens' promotion to the first team training squad.
Coach Brian Ashton said: "Hugh is an experienced captain who has led England to two successive Churchill Cup finals and he is well respected by the players.
"Everyone realizes that this game will be a terrific challenge but it is one that the team and management are looking forward to. We want to move England on and come out on top.
"I always feel playing against France is special because they can do things totally different to any other side. But I am also hoping that we might be the same and show something that is refreshing and has not been seen before."
England A (v France A, Recreation Ground, Bath, Friday 11th February, 7.45pm)
15 Iain Balshaw (Leeds Tykes)
14 Tom Voyce (London Wasps)
13 Ollie Smith (Leicester Tigers)
12 Chris Bell (Leeds Tykes)
11 Phil Christophers (Leeds Tykes)
10 Andy Goode (Leicester Tigers)
9 Andy Gomarsall (Gloucester)
1 Perry Freshwater (Perpignan)
2 George Chuter (Leicester Tigers)
3 Duncan Bell (Bath Rugby)
4 Louis Deacon (Leicester Tigers)
5 Alex Brown (Gloucester)
6 Andy Beattie (Bath Rugby)
7 Magnus Lund (Sale Sharks)
8 Hugh Vyvyan (Saracens) Captain
16 Matt Cairns (Saracens)
17 Robbie Morris (Northampton Saints)
18 Tom Palmer (Leeds Tykes)
19 James Scaysbrook (Bath Rugby)
20 Nick Walshe (Bath Rugby)
21 James Brown (Worcester Warriors)
22 Ben Johnston (Saracens)
Speaking to the local media this week, centre Henry Trinder was pleased with his recent form in the jersey, but knows that the squad cannot rest on any laurels with a huge test awaiting at The Rec this Sunday (KO 3pm)
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.