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, Richard Hibbard expressed his excitement ahead of the West Country derby and that there is an extra spring in the step of the Cherry and Whites ahead of the tough challenge.
With such a short turnaround between the two games, and Gloucester looking to reintegrate several players into the line-up after the Autumn international series, Tom Savage told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will keep changes to a minimum for the European Rugby Challenge Cup game in Zebre on Saturday.
Gloucester travel to Italy this weekend to take on Zebre in Round Four of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Cherry and Whites defeated the Italian side 35-10 last Sunday, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys is looking for an improved performance in the return fixture.
On a tough evening at Kingsholm, Gloucester could escape neither a suffocating Bath defence, nor the whistle of referee Greg Garner as six penalties and a penalty try paved the way to a 39-16 win for the visitors.
Gloucester Rugby welcome Sione Kalamafoni, Greig Laidlaw and Tom Palmer back to the starting line up and feature David Halaifonua in a matchday squad for the first time, as they resume Aviva Premiership action against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm on Saturday (kick off 5:30pm).