England head coach Stuart Lancaster has made a number of changes from the team which started against South Africa last Saturday, including in midfield, at half-back, in the front row and back row.
Rob Webber and James Haskell replace Hartley and Wood respectively, with Ben Morgan, Ben Youngs and George Ford all making their first starts of the current Autumn Internationals.
“Those selected have a great opportunity to show what they can do against what will be a highly motivated Samoa team,” Lancaster commented.
Saturday’s game at Twickenham kicks off at 7pm, with live coverage on Sky Sports.
ENGLAND TEAM TO PLAY SAMOA
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
15 Mike Brown (Harlequins)
14 Anthony Watson (Bath)
13 Brad Barritt (Saracens)
12 Owen Farrell (Saracens)
11 Jonny May (Gloucester)
10 George Ford (Bath)
9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
1 Joe Marler (Harlequins)
2 Rob Webber (Bath)
3 David Wilson (Bath)
4 Dave Attwood (Bath)
5 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
6 James Haskell (Wasps)
7 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)(capt)
8 Ben Morgan (Gloucester)
16 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
17 Matt Mullan (Wasps)
18 Kieran Brookes (Newcastle Falcons)
19 George Kruis (Saracens)
20 Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)
21 Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens)
22 Billy Twelevetrees (Gloucester)
23 Marland Yarde (Harlequins)