Saxons confirm 2011 fixtures
October 29, 2010
England Saxons celebrate winning the 2010 Churchill Cup © Getty Images
England have confirmed A-team fixtures against Italy and Ireland for January and February next year.
The England Saxons will play Italy A at Worcester on January 29 before travelling to face the Irish Wolfhounds at Ravenhill on February 4. The Saxons squad features 19 capped internationals, including Ugo Monye, Mathew Tait and Shane Geraghty, plus rising stars like Alex Goode, Alex Corbisiero and Joe Simpson.
England won both fixtures last season, beating the Irish Wolfhounds 17-13 and Italy A 31-5.
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