Uncapped Gloucester prop Nick Wood has been named amongst the replacements for England for Saturday's clash with the Barbarians.
Wood's selection means that he could potentially be lining up against Gloucester team mate Greg Somerville who starts at tight head for the Barbarians.
Lewis Moody is back in the England side after a 15 month absence and six players will make their first starts.
World Cup winner Moody, a Guinness Premiership winner and Heineken Cup finalist with Leicester Tigers this season, hasn't featured for England since the opening game of the 2008 RBS 6 Nations against Wales.
The 30-year-old lines up in the back-row with Nick Easter and uncapped Harlequins flanker Chris Robshaw, the Guinness Premiership's Player of the Season.
The five other players making their first start are Dylan Hartley and Ben Foden, who were European Challenge Cup winners with Northampton Saints last week, and Harlequins centre Jordan Turner-Hall, Bath Rugby wing Matt Banahan and Newcastle Falcons prop David Wilson.
England team manager Martin Johnson also calls on captain Steve Borthwick (Saracens) and Delon Armitage (London Irish), who played throughout the 2009 RBS 6 Nations campaign, while hooker Steve Thompson and flanker James Haskell are among the replacements.
The game will be England's final appearance of the 2008/09 season at Twickenham before they prepare for their two Test series against Argentina at Old Trafford on June 6 and Salta, Argentina, on June 13.
Delon Armitage (London Irish); Ben Foden (Northampton Saints), Jamie Noon (Newcastle Falcons), Jordan Turner-Hall (Harlequins)*, Matt Banahan (Bath Rugby)*; Andy Goode (CA Brive), Danny Care (Harlequins); Tim Payne (London Wasps), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), David Wilson (Newcastle Falcons)*; Steve Borthwick (Saracens, captain), Louis Deacon (Leicester Tigers); Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)*, Lewis Moody (Leicester Tigers)
8 Nick Easter (Harlequins)
Steve Thompson (CA Brive), Nick Wood (Gloucester Rugby)*, Chris Jones (Sale Sharks), Steffon Armitage (London Irish), James Haskell (London Wasps), Paul Hodgson (London Irish), Tom May (Newcastle Falcons)*
* Uncapped players (note that this is not a Test match and caps are not awarded for this game).
Speaking with the local media before the Gloucester team set off on the long trip north to Newcastle, Director of Rugby David Humphreys discussed his team selection and stated that Friday night's meeting will be a challenging one.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, Matt Kvesic was looking forward to the trip to Newcastle Falcons, and the captain is looking to lead from the front with plenty for the Cherry and Whites to work on.
Gloucester saw a 12-0 lead overturned by Harlequins on Friday night as the visitors ran out 22-15 winners. After the game, Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke about missed opportunities on the night.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, James Hudson explained his excitement for tonight's game with Harlequins and that he is backing the Cherry and White squad to impress during the next set of Aviva Premiership games.
Elton John and his band will visit the home of Gloucester Rugby, Kingsholm Stadium on Sunday 7 June as part of their European tour. This will be Elton's first ever performance in Gloucester and tickets are on general sale from 9am on Friday.
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