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 after the 15-11 win over Bath at the Rec on Friday evening, David Humphreys heaped praise on his players, pointing out how they had bounced back after last week's tough defeat to overcome a rough start before controlling the game and earning the win.
Gloucester Rugby hooker Richard Hibbard spoke to the local media this week as the Cherry and Whites prepare to face Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership. The Welshman is ready to bounce back at The Rec.
Speaking to the local media about the local derby against Bath at the Rec on Friday evening, Director of Rugby David Humphreys acknowledged that it will be a tough encounter but hugely exciting at the same time and one the squad are looking forward to.
A visibly disappointed Billy Twelvetrees admitted that it was a very sombre Gloucester dressing room as a last minute try and conversion condemned the Cherry and Whites to an 18-19 defeat against Leicester Tigers on Saturday.
A disappointed Tom Savage told GRTV, after the 18-19 defeat at home to the Leicester Tigers, that the whole Gloucester team had put in a fantastic effort, but just couldn't find the extra one or two percent necessary to put away a top side.
Speaking after the narrow loss to Leicester Tigers on Saturday afternoon, David Humphreys says despite there being a lot of good in Gloucester's performance, he rued the failure to close the game out, as well as thanking the home support
Kiwi second row Jeremy Thrush is thoroughly enjoying his time in Cherry and White so far, and this weekend the Leicester Tigers are the visitors to Kingsholm, and the All Black is massively excited about the challenge.
After two wins in the European Rugby Challenge Cup, securing a home quarter-final, David Humphreys told the local media this week that Gloucester are coming into Saturday's game in good physical shape having rotated the squad. However, he and the squad are prepared for a tough encounter against the Tigers.
Speaking to GRTV after the 14-11 win in Zebre on Saturday, Bill Meakes acknowledged that Zebre had forced Gloucester to dig very deep to earn the win and made a point of thanking the tremendous travelling support.
It's almost four years since Gloucester won a Premiership game at the Rec against Bath. However, they got that monkey off their back on Friday evening with a hard-fought 15-11 win in testing conditions.
John Afoa returns to the Gloucester Rugby starting line up to take on Bath Rugby at the Rec in the Aviva Premiership on Friday evening, one of three changes to the side that started against Leicester last weekend.
Great news this afternoon as Cherry and White duo Mat Protheroe and Ollie Thorley have been named to start for England as they open up their Under 20 Six Nations campaign against Scotland in Glasgow this Friday
A number of Gloucester Rugby's Academy players will be part of a Hartpury Rugby squad which will travel to Pennyhill Park on Thursday to train with Eddie Jones' England side in their build up to take on Scotland.