Gloucester back row forward Luke Narraway will start at number eight for England Saxons who face the Argentina Jaguars on Saturday (ko 2:15pm, local time).
Narraway is part of an experienced pack which includes six internationals: Nick Abendanon (Bath Rugby), Danny Cipriani (London Wasps), David Flatman (Bath Rugby), Shane Geraghty (London Wasps), Tom Varndell (Leicester Tigers) and Luke Narraway (Gloucester Rugby) have 31 caps between them.
The side, which will be captained by Bath Rugby's Stuart Hooper also includes Mark Lambert (Harlequins), Neil Briggs (Sale Sharks) and England Sevens scrum half Micky Young who have been called up to the bench.
England Saxon's Head Coach, Stuart Lancaster said:
"Argentina are a quality side and are a very passionate and proud team, they have had a good two weeks preparation for this match so it is important we focus on our preparation and get the basics right.
"We have talked all week about the standards we want to achieve. The Saxons have a great winning history but we must look to the here and now and that's facing a tough Argentina on Saturday and that is our only focus."
Watch the Saxons take on Argentina Jaguars in the Churchill Cup this Saturday, June 6, live on Sky Sports 2 (kick off 2:15pm local time, 9:15pm UK time)
England Saxons Squad
15 Nick Abendanon (Bath Rugby); 14 Tom Varndell (Leicester Tigers), 13 Dominic Waldouck (London Wasps), 12 Shane Geraghty (London Irish), 11 Matt Smith (Leicester Tigers)*; 10 Danny Cipriani (London Wasps), 9 Joe Simpson (London Wasps)*; 1 David Flatman (Bath Rugby), 2 Rob Webber (London Wasps), 3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)*; 4 Peter Short (Bath Rugby), 5 Stuart Hooper (Captain, Bath Rugby); 6 Chris Jones (Sale Sharks), 7 Ben Woods (Leicester Tigers), 8 Luke Narraway (Gloucester Rugby)
16 Tom Mercey (Saracens), 17 Mark Lambert (Harlequins)*, 18 Neil Briggs (Sale Sharks)*, 19 Tom Guest (Harlequins), 20 Phil Dowson (Newcastle Falcons), 21 Micky Young (Newcastle Falcons)*, 22 Stephen Myler (Northampton Saints)
*Denotes uncapped for England Saxons
Saxons 2009 Churchill Cup fixtures
Saturday, June 6
England Saxons v Argentina A, Infinity Park, Denver, kick off 14.15
Sunday, June 14
USA v England Saxons, Infinity Park, Denver, kick off 13.00
Sunday June 21
Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Churchill Cup finals (12.05pm, 2.30pm, 4.45pm)
Speaking to the local media this week, David Humphreys insisted that Gloucester are looking forward to kicking off the new European Rugby Challenge Cup against Brive on Thursday evening, although an unfamiliar opponent and a five day turnaround will pose a challenge.
Director of Rugby David Humphreys felt that his Gloucester side put themselves in a position to put Saracens under real pressure at Allianz Park on Saturday, praising his team's commitment and defence, while admitting that a lack of accuracy hit their chances in the second half.
Speaking to the local media at Allianz Park, Tom Savage was disappointed after the defeat at Saracens, but claimed Gloucester did plenty of good things and could've taken more than a losing bonus point.
In case you missed it, there was plenty of activity on the official Gloucester Rugby website following the 55-0 European Rugby Challenge Cup win over CA Brive, including a number of post match video interviews.
The Cherry and Whites ran in six tries in beating CA Brive 55-0 on Thursday night. An emphatic second half performance saw the hosts run in five tries to get the European campaign off to a flying start.
Gloucester took their time to go through the gears in Thursday's European Rugby Challenge Cup opener but turned on the style in the second half to emerge 55-0 winners and get their campaign off to a winning start.