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Kitchener to lead inexperienced England XV
ESPN Staff
May 28, 2014
Graham Kitchener asserts his authority on the day he was named captain of the England XV to face the Barbarians, Lensbury, May 28, 2014
Graham Kitchener asserts his authority on the day he was named captain of the England XV to face the Barbarians © Getty Images

Leicester lock Graham Kitchener will captain the England XV against the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday.

The England starting line-up contains three fully-capped internationals in centre Jonathan Joseph, winger Charlie Sharples and scrum-half Joe Simpson, but the rest of the side is very raw.

The Barbarians, by contrast, can boast over 700 caps in their squad.

England XV E Daly (Wasps), S Rokoduguni, J Joseph (both Bath), S Hill (Exeter), C Sharples (Gloucester), H Slade (Exeter), J Simpson (Wasps), R Harrison (Sale), R Buchanan (Harlequins), K Sinkler (Harlequins), M Paterson (Sale), G Kitchener (Leicester, capt, J Gibson (Leicester), L Wallace (Harlequins), D Ewers (Exeter)

Replacements: T Taylor (Sale), F Balmain (Leicester), W Collier, C Matthews (both Harlequins), J Gaskell (Sale), D Robson (Gloucester), O Devoto (Bath), R Miller (Sale)

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