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Kay named on England bench for Italy

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Tigers second row Ben Kay has been named among the replacements for England’s Six Nations match against Italy in Rome this Sunday.

Head coach Brian Ashton makes five changes from the side that lost to Wales last weekend, with Jamie Noon, Lesley Vainikolo, Tim Payne, Michael Lipman and Nick Easter all brought into the starting XV.
England (vs Italy, Sunday, February 10, kick-off 2.30pm GMT)

15 Iain Balshaw (Gloucester Rugby)
14 Paul Sackey (London Wasps)
13 Jamie Noon (Newcastle Falcons)
12 Toby Flood (Newcastle Falcons)
11 Lesley Vainikolo (Gloucester Rugby)
10 Jonny Wilkinson (Newcastle Falcons)
9 Andy Gomarsall (Harlequins)
1  Tim Payne (London Wasps)
2 Mark Regan (Bristol Rugby)
3 Phil Vickery (London Wasps, Captain)
4 Simon Shaw (London Wasps)
5 Steve Borthwick (Bath Rugby)
6 James Haskell (London Wasps)
7 Michael Lipman (Bath Rugby)
8 Nick Easter (Harlequins)


16 Lee Mears (Bath Rugby)
17 Matt Stevens (Bath Rugby)
18 Ben Kay (Leicester Tigers)
19 Luke Narraway (Gloucester Rugby)
20 Richard Wigglesworth (Sale Sharks)
21 Danny Cipriani (London Wasps)
22 Mathew Tait (Newcastle Falcons)