Turner-Hall and Robshaw gain first starts for England
27 May 2009 11:46am
Chris Robshaw gets the England call-up!
Turner-Hall and Robshaw will join already capped Quins team mates, Nick Easter and Danny Care, in the England shirt, which sees the London team provide more players than any of the other Premiership sides.
ENGLAND TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT
England v Barbarians, Saturday May 30 (4.15pm)
Lewis Moody is back in the side after a 15 month absence and six players will make their first starts for England against the Barbarians at Twickenham on Saturday.
World Cup winner Moody, a Guinness Premiership winner and Heineken Cup finalist with Leicester Tigers this season, hasn't featured for England since the opening game of the 2008 RBS 6 Nations against Wales.
The 30-year-old lines up in the back-row with Nick Easter and uncapped Harlequins flanker Chris Robshaw, the Guinness Premiership's Player of the Season.
The five other players making their first start are Dylan Hartley and Ben Foden, who were European Challenge Cup winners with Northampton Saints last week, and Harlequins centre Jordan Turner-Hall, Bath Rugby wing Matt Banahan and Newcastle Falcons prop David Wilson.
England team manager Martin Johnson also calls on captain Steve Borthwick (Saracens) and Delon Armitage (London Irish), who played throughout the 2009 RBS 6 Nations campaign, while hooker Steve Thompson and flanker James Haskell are among the replacements.
The game will be England's final appearance of the 2008/09 season at Twickenham before they prepare for their two Test series against Argentina at Old Trafford on June 6 and Salta, Argentina, on June 13.
15 Delon Armitage (London Irish)
14 Ben Foden (Northampton Saints)
13 Jamie Noon (Newcastle Falcons) 12 Jordan Turner-Hall (Harlequins)*
11 Matt Banahan (Bath Rugby)*
10 Andy Goode (CA Brive) 9 Danny Care (Harlequins) 1 Tim Payne (London Wasps)
2 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
3 David Wilson (Newcastle Falcons)*
4 Steve Borthwick (Saracens, captain)
5 Louis Deacon (Leicester Tigers) 6 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)*
7 Lewis Moody (Leicester Tigers) 8 Nick Easter (Harlequins)
16 Steve Thompson (CA Brive)
17 Nick Wood (Gloucester Rugby)*
18 Chris Jones (Sale Sharks)
19 Steffon Armitage (London Irish)
20 James Haskell (London Wasps)
21 Paul Hodgson (London Irish)
22 Tom May (Newcastle Falcons)*
* Uncapped players (note that this is not a Test match and caps are not awarded for this game).
Tickets for the England v Barbarians match are available now from Ticketmaster on 0844 847 2492 or www.ticketmaster.co.uk and are priced from £25 for adults and £10 for U16s. Tickets include two other games are being played on the day, the Bill Beaumont Cup Final between Gloucester and Lancashire (12pm) and the County Championship Shield Final between Cheshire and Hertfordshire (10am)
Supporters coming to game can also watch the first game of the 2009 British & Irish Lions tour against the Royal XV. The match kicks off at 2pm and will be shown on the two giant screens within the seating bowl.
Tickets for Argentina v England for 'The Standard Bank Cup' at Old Trafford on June 6 are also available from Ticketmaster on 0844 847 2492 or via www.ticketmaster.co.uk
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.