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Ludlam and Furbank feature for England A at Welford Road

Northampton Saints duo Lewis Ludlam and George Furbank have been named in the England A matchday squad to face Scotland A at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Sunday (27 June, kick-off: 2pm). 

The Saints Club co-captain and 24-year-old fullback will start the friendly fixture on the bench as England continue their preparations for their summer series of fixtures, with clashes against USA and Canada on the schedule over the coming weeks. 

While caps will not be awarded for this game, 11 uncapped players will start for England A who will be led by head coach John Mitchell.

Mitchell said: “This squad has grown over the past few weeks, is full of energy and competition and the players have given their all.

“Now the next step is for us to work even harder at becoming more cohesive in our final stages of our preparation.

“We are looking forward to a tough game against Scotland A. We’ve prepared well and will arrive ready for it.”

England will then play two Test matches at Twickenham Stadium – against USA (Sunday 4 July, 2pm KO) and Canada (Saturday 10 July, 3pm KO).

ENGLAND A vs SCOTLAND A
Sunday 27 June, 2021
Mattioli Woods Welford Road
Kick-off: 2pm
Live on Channel 4

15 Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)
14 Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)
13 Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors, 6 caps)
12 Dan Kelly (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)
11 Max Malins (Bristol Bears (loan) / Saracens, 7 caps)
10 Jacob Umaga (Wasps, uncapped)
9 Harry Randall (Bristol Bears, uncapped)

1 Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 28 caps)
2 Curtis Langdon (Sale Sharks, uncapped)
3 Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)
4 Harry Wells (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)
5 Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 21 caps)
6 Lewis Ludlow (C) (Gloucester Rugby, uncapped)
7 Ben Curry (Sale Sharks, uncapped)
8 Callum Chick (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)

Replacements: 
16 Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)
17 Beno Obano (Bath Rugby, 1 cap)
18 Trevor Davison (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)
19 Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors, 1 cap)
20 Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 8 caps)
21 Dan Robson (Wasps, 12 caps)
22 George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 3 caps)
23. Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 9 caps)

 

England Summer Series Fixtures

Sunday 27 June - England A v Scotland A, Mattioli Woods Welford Road
Sunday 4 July - England v USA, Twickenham Stadium 
Saturday 10 July - England v Canada, Twickenham Stadium  

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