White wins Test debut
June 14, 2000
Saracens prop Julian White will make his England debut in Saturday's first Test against South Africa at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria.
White is among five changes to the England side that blew a potential Six Nations grand slam against Scotland two months ago.
Dan Luger, England's World Cup top try scorer, ousts Ben Cohen and Kyran Bracken replaces the injured Matt Dawson, while Martin Johnson and Danny Grewcock ruled out of the Six Nations campaign through injury resume their World Cup second-row partnership.
M Perry (Bath); A Healey (Leicester), M Tindall (Bath), M Catt (Bath), D Luger (Saracens); J Wilkinson (Newcastle), K Bracken (Saracens); J Leonard (Harlequins), P Greening (Wasps), J White (Saracens), M Johnson (Leicester, cpt), D Grewcock (Saracens), R Hill (Saracens), N Back (Leicester), L Dallaglio (Wasps). Replacements: to be announced.
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