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Three Tigers involved in England test against Fiji

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Three Tigers are involved as England take on Fiji at Twickenham Stadium (kick-off 3.15pm) in the last of England’s Summer Nations Series games before the start of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.

Ollie Chessum returns to the starting XV for the first time since the 2023 Six Nations, having featured off the bench for half an hour in last week's defeat to Ireland in Dublin. 

The lock will make his 11th appearance for his country, having recently recovered from an ankle injury that had kept him out of action since March.

Dan Cole will also start the contest, adding to his illustrious 101 caps. 

Finally, Freddie Steward starts at full-back once again, having played every minute of England's Summer Nations Series tests thus far. 

Starting XV

15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 25 caps)
14. Max Malins (Bristol Bears, 20 caps)
13. Ollie Lawrence (Bath Rugby, 13 caps)
12. Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks, 52 caps)
11. Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 72 caps)
10. George Ford – vice-captain (Sale Sharks, 84 caps)
9. Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, 5 caps)
1. Ellis Genge – vice-captain (Bristol Bears, 51 caps)
2. Theo Dan (Saracens, 2 caps)
3. Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 101 caps)
4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, 69 caps)
5. Ollie Chessum (Leicester Tigers, 10 caps)
6. Courtney Lawes – captain (Northampton Saints, 99 caps)
7. Jack Willis (Toulouse, 12 caps)
8. Ben Earl (Saracens, 17 caps)


16. Jack Walker (Harlequins, 3 caps)
17. Joe Marler (Harlequins, 81 caps)
18. Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 28 caps)
19. David Ribbans (Toulon, 7 caps)
20. Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 20 caps)
21. Danny Care (Harlequins, 89 caps)  
22. Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 23 caps)
23. Joe Marchant (Stade Francais, 18 caps)