It’s a Twickenham double header this weekend, and this afternoon we’ll find out if England and the Barbarians can put on half as good a show as Leicester and Saracens did yesterday.
I’m particularly looking forward to seeing Jon Golding and Dave Attwood in action, and I hope they make a good account of themselves. Let’s hope England can put together a decent performance before they head for Australia and New Zealand.
We won’t be around after the game to publish anything, so leave your comments about the match and the performance on this article. Over the last couple of years, I’ve often enjoyed the debrief more than the game itself, so make sure you have your say!
England: B Foden (Northampton); M Cueto (Sale Sharks), M Tindall (Gloucester), S Hape (Bath), D Strettle (Harlequins); C Hodgson (Sale Sharks), D Care (Harlequins); J Golding (Newcastle), S Thompson (Brive), P Doran-Jones (Gloucester), D Attwood (Gloucester), T Palmer (Stade Francais), J Haskell (Stade Francais), S Armitage (London Irish), N Easter (Harlequins, capt).
Replacements: L Mears (Bath), T Payne (Wasps), D Ward-Smith (Wasps), J Worsley (Wasps), J Simpson (Wasps), O Barkley (Bath), M Tait (Sale Sharks).
Barbarians: P Warwick (Munster); P Sackey (Wasps), C Laulala (Cardiff Blues), F Fritz (Toulouse), C Heymans (Toulouse); J-B Elissalde (Toulouse), B Kelleher (Toulouse); R Roncero (Stade Francais), B August (Biarritz), J White (Leicester), R Skeate (Toulon), B Kay (Leicester), R So’oialo (Hurricanes), M Williams (Cardiff Blues), X Rush (Cardiff Blues, captain).
Replacements: K Owens (Scarlets), C Johnston (Toulouse), J Thion (Biarritz), G Smith (ACT Brumbies), P Mignoni (Toulon), F Estebanez (Brive).