Thursday, 15 November 2012

10 out of 10 for Peerless Parling

Geoff Parling is in line to make his tenth start for England as they take on Australia this Saturday at Twickenham.  Parling made his debut away to Scotland in last years Six Nations and hasn't missed a test since.  His calming lineout presence was a great boon to Tom Youngs last week and his physical ruck work is exemplary, though often underrated due to his wiry frame.  

All 6 Tigers retain their places from last week, Manu Tuilagi winning his 15th cap, and Ben Youngs again has to make do with a place on the bench.

England (v Australia, Twickenham Stadium, Saturday 2.30pm)
15 Alex Goode (Saracens, 3 caps)
14 Chris Ashton (Saracens, 26 caps)
13 Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 14 caps)

12 Brad Barritt (Saracens, 8 caps)
11 Charlie Sharples (Gloucester Rugby, 3 caps)
10 Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers, 51 caps)

9 Danny Care (Harlequins, 34 caps)
1 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 4 caps)
2 Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap)
3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 32 caps)

4 Tom Palmer (London Wasps, 41 caps)
5 Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers, 9 caps)

6 Tom Johnson (Exeter Chiefs, 4 caps)
7 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, 9 caps) (c)
8 Thomas Waldrom (Leicester Tigers, 3 caps)


16 David Paice (London Irish, 3 caps)
17 David Wilson (Bath Rugby, 20 caps)
18 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 1 cap)
19 Joe Launchbury (London Wasps, 1 cap)
20 Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, 10 caps)
21 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 25 caps)

22 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 9 caps)
23 Mike Brown (Harlequins, 8 caps)

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