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Kitchener named captain against Barbarians

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Graham Kitchener will captain the England XV against the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday.

The uncapped Kitchener, 24, is joined in the starting line-up by Leicester Tigers colleague Jamie Gibson, with prop Fraser Balmain among the replacements.
RFU head of international player development Joe Lydon said: “We see this match as an important development opportunity for the players and many of them gained valuable experience working with the senior squad and coaches over the last week before they departed for New Zealand.
“We have seen 10 players involved in these Barbarians fixtures over the last two years who have gone on to get caps for England.”
Sunday’s match is a 3pm kick-off at Twickenham.
England XV (v Barbarians)
15 Elliot Daly (London Wasps)
14 Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath Rugby & Army)
13 Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby)
12 Sam Hill (Exeter Chiefs)
11 Charlie Sharples (Gloucester Rugby)
10 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
9 Joe Simpson (London Wasps)
1 Ross Harrison  (Sale Sharks)
2 Rob Buchanan (Harlequins)
3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)
4 Michael Paterson (Sale Sharks)
5 Graham Kitchener (Leicester Tigers)(c)
6 Jamie Gibson (Leicester Tigers)

7 Luke Wallace (Harlequins)
8 Dave Ewers (Exeter Chiefs)
16 Tommy Taylor (Sale Sharks)
17 Fraser Balmain (Leicester Tigers)
18 Will Collier (Harlequins)
19 Charlie Matthews (Harlequins)
20 James Gaskell (Sale Sharks)
21 Dan Robson (Gloucester Rugby)
22 Ollie Devoto (Bath Rugby)
23 Rob Miller (Sale Sharks)