Twelvetrees makes England debut against Scotland

11:57 31 January 2013

Billy Twelvetrees

Billy Twelvetrees


BILLY TWELVETREES will make his England debut in Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations match against Scotland at Twickenham Stadium (4pm, live on BBC One).

The Gloucester centre comes in for Manusamoa Tuilagi, while Joe Marler replaces Alex Corbisiero in two changes from the side that started against New Zealand in December.

Dylan Hartley, Toby Flood and David Strettle come on to the replacements’ bench for David Paice, Freddie Burns and Jonathan Joseph respectively.

England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: “We are happy to stick with the team that did so well against New Zealand, especially in light of the fact that they have all been in good form for their clubs since then.

“There were some very tight calls, with some experienced players coming back into contention, and I am sure the bench will have a significant impact on the game.We can’t wait to get back to Twickenham and hopefully experience the same atmosphere as the autumn when the crowd was superb. It means a lot to the players to have such support in the ground and watching on television.”

England (v Scotland, Saturday, 4pm, Twickenham Stadium)

15. Alex Goode (Saracens, 6 caps)

14. Chris Ashton (Saracens, 29 caps)

13. Brad Barritt (Saracens, 11 caps)

12. Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby, uncapped)

11. Mike Brown (Harlequins, 11 caps)

10. Owen Farrell (Saracens, 12 caps)

9. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 28 caps)

1. Joe Marler (Harlequins, 5 caps)

2. Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 4 caps)

3. Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 35 caps)

4. Joe Launchbury (London Wasps, 4 caps)

5. Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers, 12 caps)

6. Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, 13 caps)

7. Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, capt, 12 caps)

8. Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby, 9 caps)


16. Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints, 42 caps)

17. David Wilson (Bath Rugby, 22 caps)

18. Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 4 caps)

19. Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 15 caps)

20. James Haskell (London Wasps, 45 caps)

21. Danny Care (Harlequins, 37 caps)

22. Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers, 53 caps)

23. David Strettle (Saracens, 12 caps)


Other Sport Stories

20151004 Copyright onEdition 2015©
Free for editorial use image, please credit: onEdition

Withycombe RFC U12's team at The Land Rover Premiership U11's Rugby Cup, Exeter - Land Rover is a proud supporter of grassroots rugby and a partner of the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup for nearly a decade. Land Roverâ We Deal In Realâ campaign aims to champion grassroots rugby on the global stage during Rugby World Cup 2015. Follow @Land RoverRugby #WeDealInReal

For press contacts, contact: Michael White at Fast Track on E: or T: +44 (0)20 7593 5200

If you require a higher resolution image or you have any other onEdition photographic enquiries, please contact onEdition on 0845 900 2 900 or email
This image is copyright onEdition 2015©.
This image has been supplied by onEdition and must be credited onEdition. The author is asserting his full Moral rights in relation to the publication of this image. Rights for onward transmission of any image or file is not grant

He may have just missed out on the chance of walking out at Twickenham, but Withycombe Rugby Club under-12 skipper Oliver Willis insisted he had still loved every minute of his Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup experience.

Read more

Honiton bowlers have played three and won three of their mixed friendly matches; a great way to start the winter bowling, writes Julie Grant.

Read more

Honiton travelled to Torquay for the first leg of the Devon Intermediate Cup, writes Paz Parrott.

Read more
Cricket - generic picture

Topsham St James Cricket Club are holding a Quiz Night in the Clubhouse at Bonfire Field, Exeter Road on Thursday, October.

Read more

Cloakham Daggers travelled to Torquay to take on the Galaxy Club with high hopes of building on their recent home win against Witheridge.

Read more

Seaton under-10s came up short in their meetings with Exmouth sides.

Read more
Football flag. Ref exsp 7256-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

In an East Devon Senior Cup third round tie at the Furzebrake, Beer Albion were comfortable winners in a one sided game, beating Division 1 Lympstone 6-1, writes Mike Adkin.

Read more
Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Seaton Town Under-16s were in great form as they defeated West Exe Youth 5-0 in an Exeter and District League meeting.

Read more

Honiton Under-11s shared 40 points with a well-drilled and powerful OPM side.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:14
Football generic picture

Honiton Town returned to their early season form in style as they defeated Fresha League table-topping Elmore 2-0.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Find a job in Devon

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

Find planning applications