Kitchener to lead inexperienced England XV
May 28, 2014
Graham Kitchener asserts his authority on the day he was named captain of the England XV to face the Barbarians © Getty Images
Leicester lock Graham Kitchener will captain the England XV against the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday.
The England starting line-up contains three fully-capped internationals in centre Jonathan Joseph, winger Charlie Sharples and scrum-half Joe Simpson, but the rest of the side is very raw.
The Barbarians, by contrast, can boast over 700 caps in their squad.
England XV E Daly (Wasps), S Rokoduguni, J Joseph (both Bath), S Hill (Exeter), C Sharples (Gloucester), H Slade (Exeter), J Simpson (Wasps), R Harrison (Sale), R Buchanan (Harlequins), K Sinkler (Harlequins), M Paterson (Sale), G Kitchener (Leicester, capt, J Gibson (Leicester), L Wallace (Harlequins), D Ewers (Exeter)
Replacements: T Taylor (Sale), F Balmain (Leicester), W Collier, C Matthews (both Harlequins), J Gaskell (Sale), D Robson (Gloucester), O Devoto (Bath), R Miller (Sale)
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