England to field five international rookies

England will field five international rookies in today's non-cap fixture against the Barbarians at Twickenham.

England will field five international rookies in today's non-cap fixture against the Barbarians at Twickenham.

Three of them are up front, where lock Alex Brown, flanker Michael Lipman and number eight Chris Jones all start, while England boss Clive Woodward has also selected Leeds full-back Dan Scarbrough and Sale Sharks wing Mark Cueto.

Woodward can still field a side containing 10 capped personnel for the Lloyds TSB tour game.

Gloucester and Lions prop Phil Vickery will skipper a side which also includes the likes of experienced internationals Kyran Bracken, Mark Regan and Martin Corry.

The Barbarians team have more than 1,000 caps between them.

South African Percy Montgomery and fellow countryman AJ Venter will start, Fijian Aisea Tuilevu is handed his first Barbarians' cap along with Matt Sexton of Ulster, who has yet to make a full international appearance.

Frenchmen Christian Califano and Thomas Castaignede will get the chance to renew some acquaintances against the RBS Six Nations champions, as will Ireland's David Humphreys - another new Baa-baa.

New Zealand's Taine Randall will captain the team, which includes Argentinian scrum-half Agustin Pichot.

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