Saracens - Tomkins to make England debut

Oct 31, 2013

Tomkins to make England debut


Joel Tomkins will make his England debut in Saturday's QBE International against Australia at Twickenham Stadium.

The 26 year old is one of five Saracens players in Stuart Lancaster's starting XV.

Billy Vunipola makes his first start at Twickenham, and is picked alongside his brother Mako, who starts in the front row.

Owen Farrell continues in the 10 shirt whilst Chris Ashton starts on the right wing.

England

15 Mike Brown (Harlequins, 18 caps)

14 Chris Ashton (Saracens, 34 caps)

13 Joel Tomkins (Saracens, uncapped)

12 Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby, 5 caps)

11 Marland Yarde (London Irish, 1 cap)

10 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 16 caps)

9 Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints, 9 caps)

1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 9 caps)

2 Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 9 caps)

3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 40 caps)

4 Joe Launchbury (London Wasps, 11 caps)

5 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 22 caps)

6. Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, 20 caps)

7 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, capt, 17 caps)

8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 2 caps)

Replacements

16 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints, 47 caps)

17 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 12 caps)

18 David Wilson (Bath Rugby, 28 caps)

19 Dave Attwood Bath Rugby, 4 caps)

20 Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby, 12 caps)

21 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 33 caps)

22 Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers, 57 caps)

23 Ben Foden (Northampton Saints, 32 caps)

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