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England v Barbarians: Elliot Daly at full-back for non-cap match at Twickenham

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England v Barbarians: Elliot Daly at full-back for non-cap match at Twickenham

Elliot Daly scored each of England’s tries throughout their Six Nations defeat to Eire in March

Elliot Daly will make his first begin at full-back for England in Sunday’s non-cap match in opposition to the Barbarians at Twickenham.

There are 4 uncapped gamers within the XV, with Henry Trinder at outdoors centre and Jack Singleton, Elliott Stooke and Zach Mercer within the forwards.

Common full-back Mike Brown is on the wing, with George Ford and Chris Robshaw the co-captains.

“The match is a implausible alternative,” stated head coach Eddie Jones.

“We have all the time needed to attempt Elliot at 15 and we additionally suppose (Mike) Browny could be a completely excellent left winger for us.”

Daly’s outgoing Wasps team-mate Danny Cipriani is among the many replacements, after being named within the squad for the primary time underneath Jones.

Jones added: “If I needed to make headlines [I would pick him to start], if I needed to choose the very best group then no [I won’t]. He is within the 23 this week and he has a implausible alternative off the bench.”

Scrum-half Dan Robson can also be on the bench, together with fellow uncapped gamers hooker George McGuigan, prop Nick Schonert and utility ahead Josh Beaumont.

“This can be a good younger squad and their work ethic has been excellent over the past two weeks,” Jones stated.

“It’s a nice alternative for them to point out they need to put on the English rose, to point out they are often in rivalry for the World Cup and an incredible alternative for them to place us on the entrance foot forward of the South Africa tour.”

The Barbarians have named a robust squad for the Twickenham conflict, with former England winger Chris Ashton and Scotland fly-half Finn Russell a part of a star-laden backline.

“You by no means know what to anticipate from the Barbarians group,” Jones added.

“We all know they are going to be effectively coached by Pat Lam, we all know they have good particular person gamers and a few excellent particular person gamers, so we must be up for the surprising.

“We will not wait to get again to Twickenham and get on the entrance foot, please the followers and play some good rugby.”

England’s final sport at Twickenham resulted in defeat to Eire as they misplaced their Six Nations crown

Sunday’s match shall be England’s first sport since information of defence coach Paul Gustard’s upcoming move to Harlequins later this summer, and Jones stated: “Our coaches have been approached persistently.

“I am happy for him, he needs to be a head coach and he is been deemed ok so it is an incredible reward for him and his teaching.

“We’re clearly dissatisfied from a group perspective, however then it creates one other alternative for us to herald a coach that may construct on the nice work he has completed.”

Fly-half George Ford stated: “Gussy is a world-class coach, his influence has been phenomenal and it should be an incredible miss for us.

“However we’re proud for him. He’ll be missed nevertheless it’s not a foul factor to freshen issues up typically, so it is thrilling shifting ahead as effectively.”

With eight uncapped gamers included within the match day squad, Ford says the brand new faces have introduced plenty of vitality and have even needed to be advised to “taper down” throughout coaching classes.

Ben Youngs returns to the beginning line-up for the primary time since England gained away in Rome on the opening weekend of the Six Nations, and Ford says his Leicester team-mate’s inclusion is a “huge bonus due to his worldwide expertise”.

England aspect to play Barbarians: Elliot Daly (Wasps); Jonny Could (Leicester), Henry Trinder (Gloucester), Piers Francis (Northampton), Mike Brown (Harlequins); George Ford (Leicester), Ben Youngs (Leicester); Joe Marler (Harlequins), Jack Singleton (Worcester), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Elliott Stooke (Tub), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Tom Curry (Sale), Zach Mercer (Tub)

Replacements: George McGuigan (Leicester), Ellis Genge (Leicester), Nick Schonert (Worcester), Josh Beaumont (Sale), Mark Wilson (Newcastle), Dan Robson (Wasps), Danny Cipriani (Wasps), Denny Solomona (Sale)

BBC Sport – Rugby Union

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