Falcons trio in line for England debuts

Friday 02 July 2021 Written by: Adam

All three are in line for their full international debuts – Chick starting at No 8, with hooker Blamire and prop Davison both named on the bench.

Newcastle Falcons lock Greg Peterson, meanwhile, starts for the USA, for whom he wins his 31st international cap.

The Twickenham clash is a 2pm kick-off, and is being shown live in the UK on Channel 4.

England head coach Eddie Jones said: “Over the past three weeks our biggest message to the players is what an opportunity this is to show what they can do and make their mark with England.

“They’ve applied themselves as a group and worked very hard individually during this camp to reach their personal bests.

“Now it’s all about coming together as a team, gelling and putting in a good performance at the weekend.”

**England team**

15 Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)

14 Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 9 caps)

13 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 38 caps)

12 Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors, 6 caps)

11 Max Malins (Saracens, 7 caps)

10 Marcus Smith (Harlequins, uncapped)

9 Harry Randall (Bristol Bears, uncapped)

1 Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 28 caps)

2 Curtis Langdon (Sale Sharks, uncapped)

3 Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)

4 Josh McNally (Bath Rugby, uncapped)

5 Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 21 caps)

6 Lewis Ludlow (Gloucester Rugby, captain, uncapped)

7 Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 22 caps)

8 Callum Chick (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)


16 Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)

17 Beno Obano (Bath Rugby, 1 cap)

18 Trevor Davison (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)

19 Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors, 1 cap)

20 Ben Curry (Sale Sharks, uncapped)

21 Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 8 caps)

22 Dan Robson (Wasps, 12 caps)

23 Jacob Umaga (Wasps, uncapped)