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					            ENGLAND v ITALY at Stadio Olimpico, 11.2.2012 (17:00)
  England pick an unchanged 22 for the first time since the France and Scotland matches during the
  2009 RBS 6 Nations Championship.
  The starting lineup with just 248 test caps between them; the bench has only 48 caps.
  The average age of the walk-on team is a 26 ½; the average on the bench is 26.2
  Rob Webber remains the only uncapped player in the 22.
  Charlie Hodgson is now playing under his fifth England head coach – Woodward, Robinson,
  Ashton, Johnson and Lancaster, and has now partnered eight different scrum-halves in his 27 starts
  for England: Healey, Gomarsall, Dawson, Ellis, Perry, Richards, Wigglesworth and Youngs.



                                                                                                                      AGE & EXPERIENCE
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           50                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     40
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           40                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              35

           30                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              30
    Caps




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                                               Cole (3)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Morgan (19)
                                                                                                                                                                        Farrell (12)




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Dickson (20)
                Corbisiero (1)




                                                                                                                                         Hodgson (10)

                                                                                                                                                        Strettle (11)
                                 Hartley (2)



                                                          Botha (4)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Webber (16)
                                                                                                                                                                                       Barritt (13)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Stevens (17)
                                                                                                                          B.Youngs (9)
                                                                                   Croft (6)




                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ashton (14)
                                                                                               Robshaw (7)

                                                                                                             Dowson (8)




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(1) ALEX CORBISIERO                                          TEST CAREER          Caps Starts Rep SNU Try Pts W D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     L
Team: London Irish                                           Overall                  11       7   4    -   -      - 8 -                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3
Born: 30.8.1988 (23) in New York City (USA)                  RBS 6 Nations             5       4   1    -   -      - 4 -                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1
Ht: 1.85m (6'1") Wt: 120kg (18st 12lb)                       v Italy                   1       1   -    -   -      - 1 -                                                                                                                                                                                                                              -
Position: Prop                                               in Rome                    -       -  -    -   -      -   - -                                                                                                                                                                                                                            -
FACTBOX:                                                     Since 1.6.2011            7       4   3    -   -      - 5 -                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2
Born New York City; grandfather is Italian. Attended Hall School in Wimbledon
Played for England U19 in the World Championships in Belfast 2007
An ever present on the tighthead for England U20 in their Grand Slam year 2008, and an U20 World Championship finalist the
same year
A member of the London Irish Academy in 2006, he was loaned to Nottingham in season 2007/8
Premiership finalist for London Irish v Leicester Tigers 2009, the season he made his senior debut
Churchill Cup winner with Saxons 2010
Full England debut came in the RBS 6 Nations game v Italy 2011 as a replacement, he finished the tournament with three
successive starts on loosehead
His 11 test caps to date have come in England's last 13 games




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(2) DYLAN HARTLEY                                        TEST CAREER           Caps Starts Rep SNU Try Pts W D L
Team: Northampton Saints                                 Overall                 35    20   15    -  1   5 20 1 14
Born: 24.3.1986 (26) in Rotorua (N Zealand)              RBS 6 Nations           16    11    5    -  -   - 10 1 5
Ht: 1.85m (6'1") Wt: 110kg (17st 4lb)                    v Italy                  3      2   1    -  -   - 3 -   -
Position: Hooker                                         in Rome                  1      1   -    -  -   - 1 -   -
FACTBOX:                                                 Since 1.6.2011           7      3   4    -  -   - 6 - 1
Attended Rotorua Boys High School, New Zealand
Moved to England joining Worcester Academy 2003/4 but only made one 1st team appearance for the Warriors before moving
east to Northampton summer 2005
Now in his 7th season as a Saint, he renewed his contract in December and will remain with the club until at least 2015
A National Trophy winner with Saints 2008; Amlin Challenge Cup winner 2009 and Heineken cup finalist 2011, when he skippered
the team
Represented England U19 at 2004 and 2005 World Championship both in South Africa, and England U21 at the World
Championship in 2005 Argentina
Won Grand Slam with England U21 2006, starting all their games, 3 as prop 2 as hooker. England A debut came in 2007 against
Italy, scoring a try
Senior test debut was in 2008 versus Pacific Islanders at Twickenham, his first nine caps all came as a replacement
Has played in every game of the last four RBS 6 Nations Championships, starting as England's hooker in the last 11


(3) DAN COLE                                                 TEST CAREER           Caps Starts Rep SNU Try Pts W D           L
Team: Leicester Tigers                                       Overall                  24     22     2     -  1    5 15 1     8
Born: 9.5.1987 (25) in Leicester (England)                   RBS 6 Nations            11     10     1     -  1    5 7 1      3
Ht: 1.90m (6'3") Wt: 115kg (18st 0lb)                        v Italy                   2      2     -     -   -   - 2 -      -
Position: Prop                                               in Rome                   1      1     -     -   -   - 1 -      -
FACTBOX:                                                     Since 1.6.2011            8      8     -     -   -   - 6 -      2
Attended Robert Smyth School in Market Harborough (same school as Martin Johnson) and Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I
College, Leicester
Leicester born and bred, and a member of the Leicester Academy his Tigers senior bow came in 2007/8, he has been with his
home town club ever since but has also experienced loan spells at Bedford & Nottingham in the Championship
English Premiership winner with Leicester 2009 & 2010, and finalist in 2011 - a replacement on each occasion
Represented England U19 at the 2006 World Championships in South Africa and England U20 in the 2007 Six Nations
England A debut came against Portugal in 2009, he was also a Churchill Cup finalist with England Saxons the same year
Senior test debut came as a replacement in the opening game of the 2010 RBS 6 Nations championship v Wales, since then he
has started all ten England's RBS 6 Nations games on the tight head
Has missed just one potential cap since his debut, against Wales in a RWC warm-up match
His only test try to date was scored against Ireland at Twickenham in 2010 RBS 6 Nations on his 3rd appearance


(4) MOURITZ BOTHA                                            TEST CAREER            Caps Starts Rep SNU Try Pts W D          L
Team: Saracens                                               Overall                    2         1      1  - -   - 2 -      -
Born: 29.1.1982 (30) in Vryheid (S Africa)                   RBS 6 Nations              1         1      -  - -   - 1 -      -
Ht: 1.98m (6'6") Wt: 112kg (17st 8lb)                        v Italy                    -          -     -  - -   -   - -    -
Position: Lock                                               in Rome                    -          -     -  - -   -   - -    -
FACTBOX:                                                     Since 1.6.2011             2         1      1  - -   - 2 -      -
Born in Vryheid, South Africa, qualifies for England through residency
Did not play professional rugby in South Africa, but club rugby in Cape Town
Moved to England 2004 and played for Bedford Athletic for three seasons, moved to Bedford Blues in 2006/07, spending three
seasons with them in National Division 1 before joining Saracens in summer 2009
Played for East Midlands v Barbarians in the Mobbs Memorial Match 2009
Has played in the English Premiership final with Saracens for the last two years, winning the title in 2011
Won the Churchill Cup with England Saxons in 2011 (in England)
Doubled his number of test caps when he started in the second row against Scotland at Murrayfield last weekend
As recently as 2005/06 he was playing at Level 5 in the RFU leagues in Midlands One for Bedford Athletic




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(5) TOM PALMER                                                      TEST CAREER          Caps Starts Rep SNU Try Pts W D L
Team: Stade Francais Paris                                          Overall                34      24 10      1   -    - 19 - 15
Born: 27.3.1979 (33) in Haringey,London (England)                   RBS 6 Nations          11       8   3     1   -    - 7 - 4
Ht: 1.98m (6'6") Wt: 113kg (17st 10lb)                              v Italy                  2      1   1     -   -    - 2 - -
Position: Lock                                                      in Rome                   -      -   -    -   -    - - - -
FACTBOX:                                                            Since 1.6.2011           9      5   4     -   -    - 7 - 2
Educated at Boroughmuir College, Scotland and Leeds University, he played for New Zealand schools against Wales in
Auckland in 1997 whilst studying at Otago Boys High School
Started his senior career with Leeds 1998/9, spent eight seasons with them until he joined London Wasps, then transferred to
Stade Francais in the summer of 2009, is now in 3rd season with the Parisian team
Powergen Cup winner with Leeds 2005; Heineken Cup winner with Wasps 2007 and English Premiership winner with them in
2008. Amlin Challenge Cup finalist for Stade Francais in their narrow loss to Harlequins last season
Represented Scotland at U19 and U21 level, playing for Scotland in the U21 Six Nations 2000
Summer 2001 toured USA & Canada with England winning a first cap in San Francisco whilst still a National One player with
Leeds Tykes; the most recent player from outside the Premiership to be capped for England
England A debut came against Scotland A in February 2002, his appearances at that level include winning the Churchill Cup in
2005
Had to wait until 2007 for his RBS 6 Nations debut v Italy at Twickenham, made just one RBS 6 Nations appearance as a
replacement over the next three seasons, before being an ever present in shirt 5 in last season's championship winning team
Has now played in England's last 21 tests


(6) TOM CROFT                                                          TEST CAREER          Caps Starts Rep SNU Try Pts W D L
Team: Leicester Tigers                                                 Overall                 32       20 12         - 3 15 18 - 14
Born: 7.11.1985 (26) in Basingstoke (England)                          RBS 6 Nations           11        5     6      - 1      5 7 - 4
Ht: 1.95m (6'5") Wt: 105kg (16st 7lb)                                  v Italy                   1        -    1      -   -    - 1 - -
Position: Back-row                                                     in Rome                   -        -     -     -   -    - - - -
FACTBOX:                                                               Since 1.6.2011            8       7     1      - 1      5 7 - 1
Attended Park House School, Newbury, and Oakham School. Joined Leicester Academy from the Newbury club
Started all games in 2nd row during England's U21 Grand slam of 2006. Played in U21 IRB World Championship France 2006
An EDF Cup winner with Tigers in 2007, and finalist the following year
English Premiership winner 2009 and 2010, finalist in the same competition in 2008 and 2011
Played in the final of the Heineken Cup in 2009 when Tigers lost to the Irish province Leinster
A Churchill Cup winner with England Saxons in 2007
Made his senior England test debut in the 2008 RBS 6 Nations against France, has now played in England's last 7 test matches
Played in all three tests on the British & Irish Lions 2009 tour to South Africa claiming two tries in the 1st test defeat in Durban


(7) CHRIS ROBSHAW(c)                                                TEST CAREER         Caps Starts Rep SNU Try Pts W D L
Team: Harlequins                                                    Overall                 2        2    -     -     -    - 1 - 1
Born: 4.6.1986 (26) in Redhill (England)                            RBS 6 Nations           1        1    -     -     -    - 1 - -
Ht: 1.88m (6'2") Wt: 112kg (17st 8lb)                               v Italy                  -       -    -     -     -    - - - -
Position: Back-row                                                  in Rome                  -       -    -     -     -    - - - -
FACTBOX:                                                            Since 1.6.2011          1        1    -     -     -    - 1 - -
Educated at Millfield School, where he captained their rugby team, and Roehampton University
A member of the Harlequins Academy 2004/5, has been with them ever since, being named as captain for the start of the
2010/11 season
Named Guinness Premiership Player of the Season 2008/9
Approaching 100 Premiership games for Harlequins, led them to Amlin Challenge Cup victory over Stade Francais in May 2011
A member of the England U21 Six Nations Grand Slam winning team 2006, playing in three of England's games, he also played
in the World Junior Championships in France later that year
Churchill Cup winner with England Saxons in 2008
He is England's least experienced skipper (captain with just one test appearance to his credit) since Nigel Melville led his country
on his test debut in 1984
Leading the team in the Calcutta Cup game last week, he became just the fourth England captain (and the first since 1947) to
skipper his country on his Championship debut


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(8) PHIL DOWSON                                                     TEST CAREER          Caps Starts Rep SNU Try Pts W D L
Team: Northampton Saints                                            Overall                 1      1   -    -  -   - 1 - -
Born: 1.10.1981 (30) in Guildford (England)                         RBS 6 Nations           1      1   -    -  -   - 1 - -
Ht: 1.90m (6'3") Wt: 108kg (17st 0lb)                               v Italy                 -      -   -    -  -   - - - -
Position: Back-row                                                  in Rome                 -      -   -    -  -   - - - -
FACTBOX:                                                            Since 1.6.2011          1      1   -    -  -   - 1 - -
Attended Sedbergh School, joined Newcastle Academy
Made his senior debut for Newcastle 2001/2, signed for Northampton Saints summer 2009, now in his 3rd season with them
Has played in over 150 English Premiership games for Newcastle Falcons and Northampton Saints
Powergen Cup winner with Newcastle in 2004, scoring a try in the final
Captained Northampton to their LV= Cup final win 2010, scored a try in their Heineken Cup final loss to Leinster in 2011
Churchill Cup winner in 2005 & 2007; finalist and skipper in 2009, now has 13 appearances at A level
Called into the full England squad that toured Australia and New Zealand summer 2010, coming off the bench to play in the 15-9
victory win over Australian Barbarians at Gosford
Made his test debut against Scotland in the Calcutta Cup match at Murrayfield last weekend - England's oldest starter on debut
since Andy Farrell, also against Scotland in 2007


(9) BEN YOUNGS                                                     TEST CAREER         Caps Starts Rep SNU Try Pts W D L
Team: Leicester Tigers                                             Overall                18      15      3    1 3 15 12 1 5
Born: 5.9.1989 (22) in Cawston (England)                           RBS 6 Nations           7        6     1    1     -  - 51 1
Ht: 1.78m (5'10") Wt: 87kg (13st 9lb)                              v Italy                 1        1     -     -    -  - 1 - -
Position: Scrum-half                                               in Rome                  -       -     -     -    -  - - - -
FACTBOX:                                                           Since 1.6.2011          6        5     1     - 2 10 5 - 1
A product of Gresham's School, Leicester Academy and Junior National Academy
His senior debut for Leicester Tigers came in February 2007 against the touring Pumas at Welford Road, aged just 17
An English Premiership final winner with Tigers in 2007 (as a 17 year old) & 2010, when he scored a try in the final. A
Premiership finalist in 2011 when Saracens took the title
Played every game for England U20 in their Six Nations Grand Slam wining side of 2008, when only aged 18, also played in the
2009 tournament
U20 World Junior championship finalist with England in 2008 & 2009
England Saxons debut came against Ireland in 2010, his full debut v Scotland in the RBS 6 Nations the same year, as a
replacement wing
An ever present during last year's RBS 6 Nations Championship, and during England's RWC 2011 campaign, overcoming a
knee injury in time to make the trip to New Zealand
Father Nick played scrum-half for Tigers and England (6 caps), his brother, Tom, also plays for Leicester


(10) CHARLIE HODGSON                                                  TEST CAREER            Caps Starts Rep SNU Try Pts W D L
Team: Saracens. Position: Flh-half                                    Overall                  37      27 10      4 7 264 21 - 16
Born: 12.11.1980 (31) in Halifax (England)                            RBS 6 Nations            17      12   5     1 2 90 11 - 6
Ht: 1.78m (5'10") Wt: 82kg (12st 12lb)                                v Italy                   4       2   2      - 1 23 4 - -
Kicking: 88 from 131 (67%) 44C/44PG/3DG                               in Rome                   2       1   1      - 1 16 2 - -
FACTBOX:                                                              Since 1.6.2011            3       1   2      - 1     5 2 - 1
Made his 1st team debut for Sale in 2000, spent 11 season with them until he joined Saracens summer 2011
Won Parker Pen Challenge Cup with Sale 2002 & 2005; Powergen Cup finalist with them in 2004 and a Premiership winner with
the Sharks in 2006, scoring 23 points in the final
Top points scorer in the history of the English Premiership, almost 2000 points in the competition, he is also the third best points
scorer for England in the RBS 6 Nations tournament with 90
Represented England U21 at 2001 Six Nations, & 2001 SANZAR tournament in Sydney
England A debut came against France in 2001; made his full test debut the following November, scoring a record 44 points on
debut v Romania, including 14 conversions
Part of the England team that won the RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam in 2003, but failed to make the RWC selection due to injury
 His inclusion in the starting line up against Scotland last week was his first start in an RBS 6 Nations game for almost 6 years -
the fourth longest gap ever
Played in four touring games for the British & Irish Lions in New Zealand, 2005


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(11) DAVID STRETTLE                                                 TEST CAREER         Caps Starts Rep SNU Try Pts W D L
Team: Saracens                                                      Overall                8      7   1    - 1    5 3 - 5
Born: 23.7.1983 (29) in Warrington (England)                        RBS 6 Nations          6      5   1    - 1    5 2 - 4
Ht: 1.83m (6'0") Wt: 86kg (13st 7lb)                                v Italy                -      -   -    -  -   - - - -
Position: Wing                                                      in Rome                -      -   -    -  -   - - - -
FACTBOX:                                                            Since 1.6.2011         1      1   -    -  -   - 1 - -
Attended Lymm High School and Sheffield Hallam University
Began his senior career with Rotherham 2002/3, joined Harlequins summer 2006, now in his 2nd season at Saracens
English Premiership winner with Saracens 2011
Built his try scoring reputation on the IRB World Sevens circuit with England 2006, injuries and illness have restricted his
chances in the senior shirt
Saxons debut was in 2007 v Italy at Sandy Park, he was named the PRA Young Player of the Year in 2007
Full test debut came against Ireland in the RBS 6 Nations 2007, scoring a try (his only test one to date) in the game at Croke
Park
Last weekend against Scotland started in his first England test since the summer of 2008




(12) OWEN FARRELL                                                   TEST CAREER         Caps Starts Rep SNU Try Pts W D L
Team: Saracens. Position: Centre/Fly-half                           Overall                1      1   -    -  -   8 1 - -
Born: 24.9.1991 (20) in Billinge (England)                          RBS 6 Nations          1      1   -    -  -   8 1 - -
Ht: 1.88m (6'2") Wt: 90kg (14st 2lb)                                v Italy                -      -   -    -  -   - - - -
Kicking: 3 from 5 (60%) 1C/2PG/0DG                                  in Rome                -      -   -    -  -   - - - -
FACTBOX:                                                            Since 1.6.2011         1      1   -    -  -   8 1 - -
Attended St George's School and Hertfordshire University
Since joining Saracens Academy 2006/7, all his senior appearances have been Saracens bar a couple of loan spells at Bedford
Made his Saracens 1st team competitive debut less than 1 month after his 17th birthday against Scarlets in EDF Energy Cup
2008
A Premiership winner with Saracens 2011, he scored 17 of 22 points in the final; the following month he was in final of U20
Championships when England lost to New Zealand
Represented England at U16, U17 and U18 levels; played two games in England's Grand Slam winning U20 team of 2011
Father, Andy, is assistant England Coach, uncle, Sean O'Loughlin, captains Wigan Warriors, and has played for England and
Great Britain RL
Both father and son were in Saracens first team squad the same season - 2008/9 although they never played together in the
same team. Now the first father and son combination to play in the RBS 6 Nations.
Made his test debut in the Calcutta Cup match at Murrayfield last weekend, scoring 8 points in England's 13-6 victory over
Scotland


(13) BRAD BARRITT                                                    TEST CAREER        Caps Starts Rep SNU Try Pts W D L
Team: Saracens                                                       Overall                1     1    -       -    -    - 1 - -
Born: 7.8.1986 (26) in Durban (S Africa)                             RBS 6 Nations          1     1    -       -    -    - 1 - -
Ht: 1.85m (6'1") Wt: 95kg (15st 0lb)                                 v Italy                -      -   -       -    -    - - - -
Position: Centre                                                     in Rome                -      -   -       -    -    - - - -
FACTBOX:                                                             Since 1.6.2011         1     1    -       -    -    - 1 - -
Born Durban, South Africa and attended Kearsney College. Qualifies for England through English grandparents
Played U21 for South Africa - finalist for them in 2006 World Junior Championship v France
Played for the Emerging Springboks helping them to claim the 2007 IRB Nations Cup in Bucharest
Played Natal/Sharks from 2006 until signed for Saracens immediately after winning Currie Cup final 2008, this is his 4th season
with the London club
Churchill Cup finalist with England Saxons in USA 2009, now played 8 times for the Saxons
Called into full England team touring New Zealand in 2010 playing in the uncapped game against the NZ Maori
Has played in the English Premiership final with Saracens the last two years, winning in 2011
Made his test debut against Scotland in the Calcutta Cup match last weekend




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(14) CHRIS ASHTON                                                     TEST CAREER        Caps Starts Rep SNU Try Pts W D       L
Team: Northampton Saints                                              Overall              19     19     -    - 15 75 13 -     6
Born: 29.3.1987 (25) in Wigan (England)                               RBS 6 Nations         7       7    -    - 6 30 5 -       2
Ht: 1.83m (6'0") Wt: 92kg (14st 6lb)                                  v Italy               1       1    -    - 4 20 1 -       -
Position: Wing                                                        in Rome               -       -    -    -    -   - - -   -
FACTBOX:                                                              Since 1.6.2011        7       7    -    - 6 30 6 -       1
Originally with Wigan Warriors Rugby League team, scored 25 Super League tries in 46 games over 3 seasons with them
Gained four England Rugby League caps in 2006, scoring 3 tries
Signed for Northampton Saints summer 2007, scored a record 39 tries in 25 games in National Division 1 that year
National Trophy final winner with Northampton 2008. Heineken Cup finalist with Saints in 2011
Has now spent five seasons with Northampton - clocking up 88 first team tries - but has signed for Saracens for the 2012/13
season
Touched down a record 4 tries in one game v Italy 2011 when England won the Championship, equalling Will Greenwood and
Shane Williams's tournament record of 6 tries in one season; named man of the match in that game
Joint top try scorer, with 6, alongside Vincent Clerc at RWC 2011
All his caps to date have come in the starting line-up for 19 of England's last 21 games


(15) BEN FODEN                                                        TEST CAREER          Caps Starts Rep SNU Try Pts W D L
Team: Northampton Saints                                              Overall                23    20     3    1 5 25 14 1 8
Born: 22.7.1985 (27) in Chester (England)                             RBS 6 Nations          10      7    3    1 2 10 6 1 3
Ht: 1.83m (6'0") Wt: 91kg (14st 4lb)                                  v Italy                 2      1    1     -   -   - 2 - -
Position: Full-back                                                   in Rome                 -      -     -    -   -   - - - -
FACTBOX:                                                              Since 1.6.2011          8      8     -    - 2 10 6 - 2
Progressed to the senior Sale Sharks team from their Academy side; went on to win European Challenge Cup with Sharks 2005,
and the English Premiership with them in 2006
Joined Northampton summer 2008, now in 4th season with Saints
Won the Amlin Challenge Cup with them in 2009, and was a Heineken Cup finalist in 2011 when Saints lost to Leinster
Has represented England at U16, U19 and Sevens: played in two U21 World Junior Championships; 2005 Argentina and 2006 in
France. A Churchill Cup winner with Saxons 2008
Scrum-half for England in the 2005 U21 Six Nations, starting in the same position throughout their 2006 U21 Six Nations Grand
Slam winning campaign
Test debut came in 2009 RBS 6 Nations against Italy; he was also named RPA Young Player of the Year 2009
Switched from scrum-half to full-back for the start of 2007/8 season and was an ever present at full back in England's RBS 6
Nations championship winning team last season
Has been England's starting full-back in 20 of the last 21 tests, only missing out in the RWC warm-up game against Wales last
August


(16) ROB WEBBER                                                    TEST CAREER        Caps Starts Rep SNU Try Pts W D L
Team: London Wasps                                                 Overall                -        -     -     1    -    - - - -
Born: 1.8.1986 (26) in York (England)                              RBS 6 Nations          -        -     -     1    -    - - - -
Ht: 1.83m (6'0") Wt: 110kg (17st 4lb)                              v Italy                -        -     -     -    -    - - - -
Position: Hooker                                                   in Rome                -        -     -     -    -    - - - -
FACTBOX:                                                           Since 1.6.2011         -        -     -     1    -    - - - -
Attended Pocklington School; member of Leeds Academy 2002/3, later included in Junior National Academy then eventually
London Wasps Academy
Made Leeds debut as 18 year old in the European Challenge Cup 2004 against Spanish outfit Valladolid
Appeared in two first team games for Leeds 2004/5 before joining Wasps that summer from where he had a couple of loan spells
at Blackheath
Having progressed through the England U16 and U18 age groups, he played for England U19 at the World Championships 2004
& 2005 in South Africa
Represented England U21 at the World Junior Championships in France 2006 and played for England 7s in 2008
Saxons debut came against Portugal 2009, he was also a finalist in the Churchill Cup 2009
Toured Australia and New Zealand with senior team, summer 2010
Recently signed a three year deal with Bath Rugby that will see him move to the West country club for the start of next season



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(17) MATT STEVENS                                                   TEST CAREER         Caps Starts Rep SNU Try Pts W D L
Team: Saracens                                                      Overall                40      20 20      2     -   - 21 - 19
Born: 1.10.1982 (29) in Durban (S Africa)                           RBS 6 Nations          12       7    5    1     -   - 8 - 4
Ht: 1.83m (6'0") Wt: 123kg (19st 5lb)                               v Italy                  3      3    -     -    -   - 3 - -
Position: Prop                                                      in Rome                  2      2    -     -    -   - 2 - -
FACTBOX:                                                            Since 1.6.2011           8      4    4     -    -   - 6 - 2
Born in Durban, South Africa, attended Kearsney College, qualifies through English mother
Played for Natal U19 and Western Province U21 before coming to England studying at Bath University
Captained South Africa Schools Academy in 2000, played for South Africa U19 in the World Championships in Chile the
following year
A member of the Bath Academy in 2002/3, his achievements with the club include Premiership finalist 2004; Powergen Cup
Finalist 2005; European Challenge Cup finalist 2003, and 2007, finally winning trophy with victory over Worcester in 2008
Joined Saracens part way through 2010/11 season and won the English Premiership with them that year and the Churchill Cup
with England Saxons, 2011
An unused bench replacement in the 2004 RBS 6 Nations game v Ireland he gained his first cap a few months later playing in
both tests against the All Blacks in New Zealand
Selected for the British & Irish Lions squad for New Zealand in 2005 he played in 6 touring games. Was a RWC finalist in 2007
with England against his home country
Made 11 appearances between 2005 & 2008 in the RBS 6 Nations, his appearance as a replacement against Scotland last week
was the first in the tournament since then


(18) GEOFF PARLING                                                 TEST CAREER         Caps Starts Rep SNU Try Pts W D L
Team: Leicester Tigers                                             Overall                1      -   1    -  -   - 1 - -
Born: 28.10.1983 (28) in Stockton-on-Tees (England)                RBS 6 Nations          1      -   1    -  -   - 1 - -
Ht: 1.98m (6'6") Wt: 114kg (17st 13lb)                             v Italy                -      -   -    -  -   - - - -
Position: Lock                                                     in Rome                -      -   -    -  -   - - - -
FACTBOX:                                                           Since 1.6.2011         1      -   1    -  -   - 1 - -
Attended Durham School and Newcastle University
Made his debut for Newcastle Falcons as 20 year old in the English Premiership game against Rotherham in November 2003
Spent six seasons at Newcastle, captaining them for a time during 2006/7, before joining Leicester Tigers, summer 2009
Only played one game in 2010/11 season due to injuries; initially a neck problem on kept him out, he then damaged his knee in
the 1st minute of his Premiership return
Represented England U21 in the 2003 & 2004 Six Nations, and at the World Junior Championships 2003 in England and 2004 in
Scotland
England Saxons debut came against Ireland at Bath in January 2010
Toured Australia & New Zealand with the senior team in summer 2010, appearing against the Australian Barbarians in Perth &
New Zealand Maori in Napier
Gained his first cap as a replacement in the RBS 6 Nations game against Scotland at Murrayfield


(19) BEN MORGAN                                                     TEST CAREER       Caps Starts Rep SNU Try Pts W D L
Team: Scarlets                                                      Overall                1        -    1   -    -     - 1 - -
Born: 18.2.1989 (23) in Bristol (England)                           RBS 6 Nations          1        -    1   -    -     - 1 - -
Ht: 1.90m (6'3") Wt: 116kg (18st 3lb)                               v Italy                 -       -    -   -    -     - - - -
Position: Back-row                                                  in Rome                 -       -    -   -    -     - - - -
FACTBOX:                                                            Since 1.6.2011         1        -    1   -    -     - 1 - -
Bristol born, attended Katherine Lady Berkeley School, Gloucestershire
Played for Gloucestershire U20 winning the County Championship final at Twickenham back-to-back 2008 & 2009
Played his junior rugby with Dursley and spent time at Cinderford but moved to Wales to further his career
Played in the British & Irish Cup for Llanelli RFC 2009/10 and was a Welsh Cup winner with them in 2010, scoring a try in the
final
Made his Magners League debut for Scarlets against Blues in October 2010, he has now made 30 first team appearances for the
region
Came off the bench to gain his first cap in the RBS 6 Nations game against Scotland last weekend




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(20) LEE DICKSON                                                     TEST CAREER     Caps Starts Rep SNU Try Pts W D            L
Team: Northampton Saints                                             Overall              1       -    1     -   -    - 1 -     -
Born: 29.3.1985 (27) in Verden (W Germany)                           RBS 6 Nations        1       -    1     -   -    - 1 -     -
Ht: 1.78m (5'10") Wt: 85kg (13st 5lb)                                v Italy              -       -     -    -   -    - - -     -
Position: Scrum-half                                                 in Rome              -       -     -    -   -    - - -     -
FACTBOX:                                                             Since 1.6.2011       1       -    1     -   -    - 1 -     -
Born Verden, West Germany, he attended Barnard Castle School: His elder brother Karl, also a scrum half, is part of England's
wider training group
A member of the Newcastle Academy, he made his 1st team debut for Falcons during 2004/5 season
Joined Northampton Saints summer 2008, now in 4th season there
Won the Amlin Challenge Cup with Saints 2009 and the LV= Cup the following season
Heineken Cup finalist in 2011 when Saints lost out to Irish province Leinster
Represented England U21 in 2005 Six Nations, and U21 World Championships 2005 Argentina and played in the IRB World
Sevens Series in 2008
Churchill Cup winner 2007, 2008 & 2010, now tallies 10 England A (Saxons) caps
Gained his first test cap as a 63rd minute replacement in the RBS 6 Nations game against Scotland last week


(21) JORDAN TURNER-HALL                                           TEST CAREER         Caps Starts Rep SNU Try Pts W D L
Team: Harlequins                                                  Overall                1       -   1      -  -   - 1 - -
Born: 5.1.1988 (24) in Camden,London (England)                    RBS 6 Nations          1       -   1      -  -   - 1 - -
Ht: 1.83m (6'0") Wt: 100kg (15st 10lb)                            v Italy                 -      -   -      -  -   - - - -
Position: Centre                                                  in Rome                 -      -   -      -  -   - - - -
FACTBOX:                                                          Since 1.6.2011         1       -   1      -  -   - 1 - -
A product of the Harlequins Academy he made his senior Harlequins competitive debut against Pertemps Bees in National One,
September 2005, aged just 17
His Premiership debut came in October 2006, aged 18, and he went on to become an Amlin Challenge Cup winner when 'Quins
defeated Stade Francais in the final in May 2011
A member of the Junior National Academy 2004/5, he represented England at U16 and U18 level before playing in the U19
World Championships in South Africa, 2006
Played for England U20 in the 2007 Six Nations; played first 3 games for England's U20 Grand Slam winning team 2008 and
was a World Junior Championship finalist later that year
Represented England at a senior level in the non-capped match against the Barbarians at Twickenham in 2009 scoring a try, and
again in the same fixtures in 2011
Made his England Saxons debut in the Churchill Cup 2011
Named Land Rover Discovery of the Season 2008/9
Made his test debut last week as a replacement in the RBS 6 Nations game against Scotland


(22) MIKE BROWN                                                   TEST CAREER        Caps Starts Rep SNU Try Pts W D L
Team: Harlequins                                                  Overall               4      3   1    -  -   - 1 - 3
Born: 4.9.1985 (26) in Southampton (England)                      RBS 6 Nations         1      -   1    -  -   - 1 - -
Ht: 1.83m (6'0") Wt: 89kg (14st 0lb)                              v Italy               -      -   -    -  -   - - - -
Position: Full-back/Wing                                          in Rome               -      -   -    -  -   - - - -
FACTBOX:                                                          Since 1.6.2011        1      -   1    -  -   - 1 - -
Attended Peter Symonds School, and Wyvern College
A member of Harlequins Academy, a "one club" man made his senior bow in 2005, now in 7th season with Quins
Has won the National Trophy with Harlequins in 2006 when they were in the National One, and the Amlin Challenge Cup in
Cardiff 2011
Touched down for 37 Premiership tries in 114 games in the tournament
Represented England at U21 level in both the U21 Six Nations and the World Championships in France in 2006
Scored two tries on his England A debut v Italy in 2007. Won the Churchill Cup with England Saxons in 2011
Senior England debut came on summer 2007 tour to South Africa, started both test matches at full-back
Came on as a replacement in the Calcutta Cup game last week for his first cap since he started against New Zealand in
Auckland almost 4 years ago




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