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)
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