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Wednesday Aug 12, 2015

Sam Burgess set to start against France in England World Cup Warmup

Sam Burgess set to start against France in England World Cup Warmup

Tom Wood will captain England in a team that includes former rugby league star, Sam Burgess, when they take on France at Twickenham on Saturday night. Henry Slade and Calum Clark will also make their debuts. Above is a video report with thoughts from coach Stuart Lancaster.

Off the bench, Luke Cowan-Dickie will also hope to come on for his first cap.

ENGLAND TEAM:

Backs: 15 Alex Goode (Saracens, 17 caps) 14 Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 9 caps) 13 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped) 12 Sam Burgess (Bath Rugby, uncapped) 11 Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 13 caps) 10 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 29 caps) 9 Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens, 21 caps) Forwards: 1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 20 caps) 2 Rob Webber (Bath Rugby, 12 caps) 3 Kieran Brookes (Northampton Saints, 10 caps) 4 George Kruis (Saracens, 7 caps) 5 Geoff Parling (Exeter Chiefs, 23 caps) 6 Tom Wood (capt, Northampton Saints, 36 caps) 7 Calum Clark (Northampton Saints, uncapped) 8 Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby, 27 caps)

Replacements 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped) 17 Alex Corbisiero (Northampton Saints, 19 caps) 18 David Wilson (Bath Rugby, 41 caps) 19 Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby, 20 caps) 20 James Haskell (Wasps, 58 caps) 21 Danny Care (Harlequins, 50 caps) 22 Danny Cipriani (Sale Sharks, 12 caps) 23 Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby, 20 caps)

Video credit: rugbymedia

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