Thursday, 22 November 2012

England in Bromance

Ben Youngs returns to the starting lineup as England make six changes from the side that lost to the Wallabies.  Ben joins elder brother Tom to become the first brothers to start together for England since Steffon and Delon Armitage lined up against Argentina in Salta in 2009.  They join the Leicester international brothers in arms such as the Underwoods (England in the 90s) and the Beamishs (Ireland in the 1930s).  Tom Waldrom has been dropped from the side but all the other Tigers retain their places as rumours of Manu moving to the wing have proved unfounded.

England Side:
15 Alex Goode (Saracens, 4 caps)
14 Chris Ashton (Saracens, 27 caps)
13 Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 15 caps)

12 Brad Barritt (Saracens, 9 caps)
11 Mike Brown (Harlequins, 9 caps)
10 Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers, 52 caps)
9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 26 caps)

1 Alex Corbisiero (London Irish, 16 caps)
2 Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 2 cap)
3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 33 caps)

4 Joe Launchbury (London Wasps, 2 caps)
5 Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers, 10 caps)

6 Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, 11 caps)
7 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, capt, 10 caps)
8 Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby, 7 caps)

16 David Paice (London Irish, 4 caps)
17 David Wilson (Bath Rugby, 21 caps)
18 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 2 cap)
19 Mouritz Botha (Saracens, 9 caps)
20 James Haskell (London Wasps, 43 caps)
21 Danny Care (Harlequins, 35 caps)
22 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 10 caps)
23 Jonathan Joseph (London Irish, 3 caps)

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