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Blaze, Crane & Croft in Saxons 22

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Tom Croft and Jodan Crane have been named among the replacements for England Saxon's clash with Scotland A at Twickenham, while summer signing Richard Blaze retains his place in the second row for England's second match of this year's Churchill Cup.

Coaches Jim Mallinder and Dorian West have made six personnel changes and one positional change from the side that defeated the USA 51-3 in the opening round  on May 18.

Although Mallinder is without Saracen Dan Scarbrough, following his summons by Brian Ashton, he can now call upon last weekend's European finalists and has made five changes to the back division. There are starting berths for London Wasps trio Paul Sackey, Tom Voyce and Danny Cipriani and Bath Rugby pair Olly Barkley and Nick Abendanon.

Said Mallinder, "I'm absolutely thrilled for Dan and his call up to the senior squad.  He's had a good season for Saracens and I really hope he gets an opportunity to show what he can do out in South Africa.  It means a change to our back three but I'm very excited at the thought of seeing Abendanon, Sackey and Voyce playing together.  They all played very well in European competitions last weekend."

In the pack, former Tigers hero West has made room for Wasps' flanker James Haskell, with Newcastle Falcon Phil Dowson moving to No.8.

 Pleased with last Friday's performance against the USA, West is confident there's more to come. "We are selecting from a position of strength and we have genuine quality in depth, especially in our back row.  Jordan played very well last week, but this is an opportunity for Phil Dowson to stake a claim as an international No.8.  As one of the form players in the Guinness Premiership, Haskell starts as blind-side flanker."

The team will again be led by experienced London Irish prop, Neal Hatley.

England Saxons team to play Scotland A (Monday, May 28, kick-off 3pm, Twickenham)

15 Nick Abendanon (Bath Rugby)
14 Paul Sackey (London Wasps)*
13 Kevin Sorrell (Saracens)
12 Olly Barkley (Bath Rugby)*
11 Tom Voyce (London Wasps)*
10 Danny Cipriani (London Wasps)
9 Richard Wigglesworth (Sale Sharks)

1 Neal Hatley (London Irish, captain)
2 David Paice (London Irish)
3 John Brooks (Northampton Saints)
4 Richard Blaze (Worcester Warriors - Tigers as of 2007/08)
5 Jim Evans (NEC Harlequins)
6 James Haskell (London Wasps)*
7 Will Skinner (NEC Harlequins)
8 Phil Dowson (Newcastle Falcons)


16 Matt Thompson (Newcastle Falcons)
17 Jack Forster (Gloucester Rugby)
18 Tom Mercey (Saracens)
19 Tom Croft (Leicester Tigers)
20 Jordan Crane (Leicester Tigers)

21 Lee Dickson (Newcastle Falcons)
22 Nils Mordt (London Irish)

* denotes capped players

Tickets for the match cost just £1 for the under 16s with adult tickets from £10 and are available from Ticketmaster on 0870 902 0000 or  http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/  They also include the Bill Beaumont Cup (formerly the County Championship Final) which takes place at 5pm on the same day.