Poms turn to Twelvetrees
31 Jan 2013
Billy Twelvetrees will make his Test debut for England against Scotland at Twickenham on Saturday.
There are two changes to the team that thumped the All Blacks in November with Twelvetrees coming in for Manu Tuilagi at inside centre and Joe Marler replacing Alex Corbisiero at loosehead prop.
‘We are happy to stick with the team that did so well against New Zealand, especially in light of the fact that they have all been in good form for their clubs since then,’ said England coach Stuart Lancaster. There were some very tight calls, with some experienced players coming back into contention, and I am sure the bench will have a significant impact on the game.’
England – 15 Alex Goode, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Brad Barritt, 12 Billy Twelvetrees, 11 Mike Brown, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Ben Morgan, 7 Chris Robshaw (c), 6 Tom Wood, 5 Geoff Parling, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Tom Youngs, 1 Joe Marler.
Subs: 16 Dylan Hartley, 17 David Wilson, 18 Mako Vunipola, 19 Courtney Lawes 20 James Haskell, 21 Danny Care, 22 Toby Flood, 23 David Strettle.