There are four new caps in Martin Johnson’s first team selection for this weekend’s match against the Pacific Islanders.
Delon Armitage, Riki Flutey, Ugo Monye and Nick Kennedy will all take their bow on Saturday. Jamie Noon fills the Outside Centre berth, whilst Lee Mears is preferred to Dylan Hartley at hooker.
James Haskell misses out in the back row, with Nick Easter coming in at Number 8.
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England: D Armitage (London Irish); P Sackey (Wasps), J Noon (Newcastle), R Flutey (Wasps), U Monye (Harlequins); D Cipriani (Wasps), D Care (Harlequins); A Sheridan (Sale Sharks), L Mears (Bath), M Stevens (Bath), S Borthwick (Saracens, captain), N Kennedy (London Irish), T Croft (Leicester), T Rees (Wasps), N Easter (Harlequins).
Replacements: D Hartley (Northampton), P Vickery (Wasps), T Palmer (Wasps), J Haskell (Wasps), M Lipman (Bath), H Ellis (Leicester), T Flood (Leicester).