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Three Saints in Staring England XV v Barbarians


By Saint Ted
May 31 2019

England XV head coach Jim Mallinder has named his team to play in the Quilter Cup match against the Barbarians on Sunday 2 June at Twickenham Stadium (KO 3:30pm, live on Sky Sports).

Jim Mallinder has named three saints in the starting England XV to blay the Barbarians this Sunday at Twickenham

Teimana Harrison, who welcomed his new child to the world this week is the only full international to start the match is joined by team mates Ehren Painter and Alex Mitchell with Paul Hill taking a bench spot

 

England XV starters

15 Simon Hammersley (Newcastle Falcons)
14 Piers O’Conor (Bristol Bears)
13 Joe Marchant (Harlequins) 
12 Johnny Williams (Newcastle Falcons)
11 Josh Bassett (Wasps) 
10 Marcus Smith (Harlequins) 
9 Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints)
 
1 Ross Harrison (Sale Sharks) 
2 Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby) 
3 Ehren Painter (Northampton Saints)
4 Elliott Stooke (Bath Rugby) 
5 Josh Beaumont (Sale Sharks) captain
6 Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins) 
7 Ben Curry (Sale Sharks) 
8 Teimana Harrison (Northampton Saints, 5 caps)
 
Finishers
 
16 Tommy Taylor (Wasps, 1 cap)
17 Beno Obano (Bath Rugby)  
18 Paul Hill (Northampton Saints, 5 caps)
19 Will Spencer (Leicester Tigers)
20 Tom Ellis (Bath Rugby) 
21 Ben White (Leicester Tigers) 
22 Callum Sheedy (Bristol Bears)
23 Ben Loader (London Irish) 

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Three Saints in Staring England XV v Barbarians
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31/05/2019 11:11
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Saint Medard
Saint Medard
31/05/2019 11:25
I'm looking forward to this game (more than the Prem final, anyway). Highlights on ITV, late on Sunday I think. I guess the live match is on subscription channels?

The Top14 barrages are also more of an attraction than the Prem final for me - Lyon v Montpellier, Racing v La Rochelle. The winners play Toulouse and Clermont next week-end, in Bordeaux.

Oh, and Brive play Grenoble for a place in the Top14 (Tigers fans might be interested in a potential opponent in the Challenge Cup - stop sniggering at the back!).

Not a bad rugby week-end.

Duckonstilts
Duckonstilts
31/05/2019 11:30
Its a more exciting team than a normal England XV. Some players with big futures ahead of them. This is the kind of team Jim built his reputation on, so I am expecting a good result and an enjoyable game.

HungryLikeTheWolf
Wilson Pickett
31/05/2019 11:33
Williams blatantly picked to block future Wales selection

Saintly Pursuit
Saintly Pursuit
31/05/2019 11:38
It's not a full international so wouldn't count as a representative game

HungryLikeTheWolf
Wilson Pickett
31/05/2019 11:45
fair point, still get him in the system etc

doesnít even start for Newcastle who were garbage

Dragonboy
Dragonboy
31/05/2019 11:52
I think Wales have enough Williamsís so wonít miss one.

fair_weather_fan
fair_weather_fan
31/05/2019 12:07
The Mitchell/Smith axis is an interesting one. I wonder if it will ever appear at real senior level

SaintGuy
SaintGuy
31/05/2019 12:27
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Saint Medard
I guess the live match is on subscription channels?
Sky sports.

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Wilson Pickett
fair point, still get him in the system etc
doesnít even start for Newcastle who were garbage

Already in the system as was part of U-20 England squad though could move over like Moriaty. 11 starts in the prem this season isn't so bad, I think also 5 off bench. I would say outside backs weren't the problem for Newcastle this season

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shendy
31/05/2019 13:02
Ah, the BBC story mentions a couple of players (Dombrandt, Tei) without actually listing the whole team!

Dragonboy
Dragonboy
31/05/2019 13:59
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shendy
Ah, the BBC story mentions a couple of players (Dombrandt, Tei) without actually listing the whole team!
actually it does at the end of the article.

Christoff
smitferbrainz
31/05/2019 14:33
Couldnít give a toss, just hope none of them get hurt, thatís all that concerns me.

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shendy
31/05/2019 15:02
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Dragonboy
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shendy
Ah, the BBC story mentions a couple of players (Dombrandt, Tei) without actually listing the whole team!
actually it does at the end of the article.

It didn't when I posted - it was definitely absent!

StGonne
StGonne
31/05/2019 17:23
Should probably highlight that a certain Jim Mallinder is in charge of this team. Being buttered up as the next England coach?

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SaintMaul
01/06/2019 10:15
Remarkably few of that team look like they have the potential to go on and become England first choice or even squad/injury 3rd choice regulars IMHO.

Most England first 15 players are Lions.

Smith can do some fancy things and is very young so will get better but he'd be exposed defensively internationally. Plus could he oust Farrell or Ford?

Marchant has potential but would oust Slade, Jospeh, Tuilagi or Daly?

Dombrandt has had a stand out season and 6 is one of the positions England lack a little quality and depth so not impossible. But Lions quality?

Curry is talented but he is unfortunate to have a twin ahead of him and Underhill. I'd see him getting caps though given how attritioanl 7 is.

I find it hardest to judge the Saints cohort objectively.

Painter can scrum but lacks the mobility often desired in international props. Hill has the mobility but will his scrummaging ever be to international standard?

Scrum half is a position where Mitchell could put his hand up. I've been really impressed by his decison-making and decisive interventions at key moments that is a hallmark of the best players. Something that hasn't always been true of Ben Youngs. Care and Wigglesworth won't be around after the World Cup. Will Robson get over his dvt? Spencer is another Wigglesworth for me. Accurate, reliable but not Lions quality for me. So I really hope Alex impresses v the Barbarians as it could put him on the radar.

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