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Brookes in Saxons starting XV for South Africa 'A' clash

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Saints prop Kieran Brookes will start England Saxons' final match against South Africa 'A' in George on Friday night.

The match sees Brookes make his second start of the Saxons' tour to South Africa as the side look to follow up last week's 32-24 victory with another win.

“We’ve got to improve again," said head coach Ali Hepher ahead of the final Test.

"South Africa will come back with an improved performance and so we need to make a shift as big, if not bigger than they do.

"We’ve been working on certain things in training so that we can put more into the games and take our opportunities better when they come. We’ll be looking to be more clinical this week.”

The match, which kicks off at 6:10pm UK time, is being shown live on Sky Sports 3.

Outeniqua Park, George
Friday, June 17th, 2016
Kick off 6:10pm BST

15 Mike Haley (Sale Sharks)
14 Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath Rugby, 1 senior England cap)
13 Nick Tompkins (Saracens)
12 Ollie Devoto (Bath Rugby, 1 senior England cap)
11 Christian Wade (Wasps, 1 senior England cap)
10 Danny Cipriani (Sale Sharks, 14 senior England caps)
9 Dan Robson (Wasps)
1 Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs)
2 Tommy Taylor (Sale Sharks, 1 senior England cap)
3 Kieran Brookes (Northampton Saints, 16 senior England caps)
4 Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby, 23 senior England caps) (C)
5 Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby)
6 Dave Ewers (Exeter Chiefs)
7 Matt Kvesic (Gloucester, 3 senior England caps)
8 Donovan Armand (Exeter Chiefs)

16 George McGuigan (Newcastle Falcons) 17. Ross Harrison (Sale Sharks)
18 Jake Cooper-Woolley (Wasps)
19 Mitch Lees (Exeter Chiefs)
20 Sam Jones (Wasps)
21 Micky Young (Newcastle Falcons)
22 Sam Hill (Exeter Chiefs)
23 Sam James (Sale Sharks)

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