Tom Youngs to Make His England Rugby Test Debut Against Fiji

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.

Youngs comes in for Dylan Hartley, who has a knee injury. Ugo Monye returns on the left wing in place of the injured Ben Foden, and Charlie Sharples replaces right wing Chris Ashton, who is suspended. Ben Youngs, Tom’s brother, is among the replacements.

England team:

A. Goode (Saracens); C. Sharples (Gloucester), M. Tuilagi (Leicester), B. Barritt (Saracens), U. Monye (Harlequins); T. Flood (Leicester), D. Care (Harlequins); J. Marler (Harlequins), T. Youngs (Leicester), D. Cole (Leicester), T. Palmer (Wasps), G. Parling (Leicester), T. Johnson (Exeter), C. Robshaw (Harlequins, capt.), T. Waldrom (Leicester).

Replacements: D. Paice (London Irish), D. Wilson (Bath), M. Vunipola (Saracens), J. Launchbury (Wasps), T. Wood (Northampton), B. Youngs (Leicester), O. Farrell (Saracens), M. Brown (Harlequins).

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