NZ-born flanker Harrison gets 1st start for England

28 May 2016, 12:00AM

New Zealand-born flanker Teimana Harrison will make his debut for England in the one-off test against Wales at Twickenham on Sunday, with usual starter Chris Robshaw rested ahead of the team's upcoming tour to Australia.

Three more uncapped players — center Ollie Devoto, hooker Tommy Taylor and prop Ellis Genge — were among England's reserves when the team was announced Friday.

Owen Farrell, Billy Vunipola and locks Maro Itoje and George Kruis are unavailable because they are playing for Saracens in the English league final on Saturday.

Jack Clifford plays at No. 8 in place of Vunipola for his first start in what will be his sixth test appearance.

With Sam Warburton out with a shoulder injury, Wales will be captained by fellow flanker Dan Lydiate in a team that is close to full strength.


England: Mike Brown, Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph, Luther Burrell, Marland Yarde, George Ford, Ben Youngs; Jack Clifford, James Haskell, Teimana Harrison, Courtney Lawes, Dan Cole, Dylan Hartley, Matt Mullan. Reserves: Tommy Taylor, Ellis Genge, Paul Hill, Dave Attwood, Matt Kvesic, Danny Care, Ollie Devoto, Elliot Daly.

Wales: Liam Williams, George North, Scott Williams, Jamie Roberts, Hallam Amos, Dan Biggar, Rhys Webb; Taulupe Faletau, Dan Lydiate, Ross Moriarty, Alun-Wyn Jones, Jake Ball, Samson Lee, Scott Baldwin, Rob Evans. Reserves: Kristian Dacey, Gethin Jenkins, Rhodri Jones, Josh Turnbull, James King, Lloyd Williams, Rhys Priestland, Gareth Anscombe.

28 May 2016, 12:00AM

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