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, John Afoa described the hard work that the Cherry and White have been putting in and that he is fighting fit ready for Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi final clash with Exeter Chiefs.
Gloucester Rugby face Exeter Chiefs this Saturday in the European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final, and Charlie Sharples, who starts at full back is relishing the challenge of the big Kingsholm occasion.
Gloucester meet the Exeter Chiefs for the fourth time in competitive action this weekend, this time in the semi-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. Director of Rugby David Humphreys told the local media this week that this is the sort of game that Gloucester want to be involved in on a regular basis and that he and his team are looking forward to it.
Following the 29-26 loss to Harlequins, club captain Billy Twelvetrees spoke of his disappointment that the Cherry and Whites were unable to cash in on the home side's indiscipline and lose a lead on Saturday afternoon.
Number eight Gareth Evans admitted to a collective feeling of frustration as Gloucester lost narrowly at Harlequins on Saturday, but insisted that there are plenty of positives to draw upon ahead of next Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final at home to Exeter.
Gloucester travel to the Stoop on Saturday afternoon to take on Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership. The Cherry and Whites make just two changes from last weekend's win over Connacht as they seek consistency and continuity in their play as Nick Walshe told the local media this week.
The Gloucester Rugby Ticket office can advise that the club's initial allocation of tickets for the European Rugby Challenge Cup Final has sold out. However, the club has secured an additional allocation of tickets from EPCR which will go on sale on Monday.
Following Saturday evening's exciting European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final victory over Exeter Chiefs, the Ticket Office at Kingsholm will be open on Sunday from 11am to 3pm for Club Members to purchase tickets for the Final.
Gloucester Rugby qualified for their first European final since 2006 as they defeated the in-form Exeter Chiefs by 30 points to 19 in a thrilling semi-final at Kingsholm on Saturday evening. The club photographer caught the best of the action.
Recent meetings between these two teams have often been thrillers, and this was no exception. It went down to the final few minutes, but Gloucester produced the goods when it mattered to qualify for the European Rugby Challenge Cup Final, beating Exeter 30-19.