Uncapped Leicester hooker Tom Youngs is in the starting line-up for England’s Test against Fiji at Twickenham in two days, the Rugby Football Union said in a release.
England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster added flanker James Haskell, wing Ugo Monye, prop Mako Vunipola and hooker Tom Youngs to the 32-man squad preparing to play Fiji at Twickenham Nov. 10.
Fullback Ben Foden will undergo ankle surgery and is set to miss England’s autumn internationals, the Rugby Football Union said on its website.
France rebounded from back-to-back losses to defeat England 19-12 and reach its fifth straight Rugby World Cup semifinal, where it will face Wales.
The following is a roundup of stories from the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
Tom Johnson and Joe Marler will make their England rugby team debuts in this weekend’s tour-opening Test against South Africa.
England coach Stuart Lancaster made six changes for the third rugby Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth, with Alex Goode set to make his first international start at fullback.
Morne Steyn and Jean de Villiers scored second-half tries as South Africa beat England 22-17 in their opening rugby Test in Durban.
Following is a list of the 30-man squads selected by the 20 teams for the Sept. 9-Oct. 23 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand:
Northampton beat Perpignan 23-7 today to reach the final of European rugby’s Heineken Cup where it will play Leinster.