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Painter, Harrison and Mitchell to start at Twickenham

Northampton Saints trio Ehren Painter, Teimana Harrison and Alex Mitchell have all been named amongst the starting line-up as England XV take on Barbarians, with fellow Saint Paul Hill set to feature off the bench. 

The Saints quartet - who have been in training with the side this week - have been named amongst Jim Mallinder's side for this Sunday's (2 June) Quilter Cup clash (kick-off 3.30pm, live on Sky Sports).

And with teammate Taqele Naiyaravoro starting for Barbarians, the Saints teammates are set to go head to head at Twickenham Stadium.

Mallinder said: “Preparations have gone really well this week. It’s a new group of players and coaches but we have come together and had some really good training days and we are looking forward to the game on Sunday.

“We have got real balance in the squad between some experienced Premiership players, some with international caps and a lot of youth that has come through the system and played at England U18 and U20 level, but also have played really well for their clubs.

“This game will be massive for them and you can see their motivation and desire. They all have really deserved the opportunity this weekend.”

England Women will play the Barbarians Women earlier on Sunday, kicking off at 12:45pm. Tickets for the Barbarians double header are available from £20 for adults and £10 for juniors. For more information and to book tickets, visit www.englandrugby.com/tickets

Sunday 2 June, 2019
Twickenham Stadium
Kick-off 3.30pm
Live on Sky Sports

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 (capt, Sale Sharks)
6 Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins) 
7 Ben Curry (Sale Sharks) 
8 Teimana Harrison (Northampton Saints, 5 caps)

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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