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Five Saints set to face All Blacks

Courtney Lawes starts against the All Blacks on Saturday © Getty Images

Rugby News Five Saints set to face All Blacks

Five players from Franklin's Gardens have been included in the England match day squad that will play New Zealand in Hamilton, three in the starting team and two on the bench.

Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes have been rewarded for their impactful performances off the bench in Dunedin by being promoted into the starting pack for the third test, where they join Tom Wood.

Elsewhere Lee Dickson and Luther Burrell have both been included on the replacements' bench for the game.

“We want to finish the tour and the season on a high and we have a fantastic opportunity on Saturday," said England head coach Stuart Lancaster. "Our aim was to win a Test series and we are disappointed that we haven’t but I am confident the players selected will go all out to achieve the win on Saturday.

“We have progressed as a squad during this tour and while there has been challenges with the end of season scheduling affecting selection it has been a great opportunity to work with a wider group of players and test many of them at the highest level in the build up to the World Cup.”

Saturday's game is being shown live on Sky Sports, with coverage starting at 8am.


Third Test
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Saturday, June 14th, 2014
Kick off 8.35am UK time
15 Mike Brown (Harlequins)
14 Chris Ashton (Saracens)
13 Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)
12 Kyle Eastmond (Bath)
11 Marland Yarde (London Irish)
10 Freddie Burns (Gloucester)
9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
1 Joe Marler (Harlequins)
2 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
3 David Wilson (Bath)
4 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
5 Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers)
6 Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)
7 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)(capt)
8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens)

16 Rob Webber (Bath)
17 Matt Mullan (London Wasps)
18 Kieran Brookes (Newcastle Falcons)
19 Joe Launchbury (London Wasps)
20 Ben Morgan (Gloucester)
21 Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints)
22 Danny Cipriani (Sale Sharks)
23 Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints)

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