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Trio to tour on back of Twickenham win.

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Leicester Tigers trio Dan Cole, Ben Youngs and debutant Ellis Genge played their part in a five-try win for England against Wales at Twickenham on Sunday before preparing for the tour to Australia.

After just five Premiership appearances for Tigers, Genge was named among the replacements and earned his call into Test match action as a 65th-minute replacement in the 27-13 victory in the Old Mutual Wealth Cup fixture.
Cole won his 62nd cap at prop, with scrum-half Youngs among the try-scorers in his 58th Test match.
Northampton Saints back-row forward Teimana Harrison earned his first cap at flanker, while Genge, Sale Sharks hooker Tommy Taylor and Bath centre Ollie Devoto also made their first appearance as senior internationals from the bench.   
England were without players involved in the Aviva Premiership Final with Saracens and Exeter Chiefs but still celebrated the victory with tries from Youngs, Marland Yarde, Jack Clifford, Luther Burrell and Anthony Watson.
“It was a young team and they struggled a bit with the intensity in the first 20 minutes but the response was really good,” said England head coach Eddie Jones.
“We scored five tries to one – if you score that many against Wales you are doing something right.
“There were some guys who put up their hands today to push for permanent positions.”
England: 15 Mike Brown (Harlequins, 48 caps), 14 Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 20 caps), 13 Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 21 caps), 12 Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints, 12 caps), 11 Marland Yarde (Harlequins, 7 caps), 10 George Ford (Bath Rugby, 22 caps), 9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 57 caps); 1 Matt Mullan (Wasps 9 caps), 2 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints, 71 caps)(c), 3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 61 caps), 4 Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 32 caps), 5 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 45 caps), 6 Teimana Harrison (Northampton Saints, uncapped), 7 James Haskell (Wasps, 67 caps), 8 Jack Clifford (Harlequins, 5 caps)
Replacements: 16 Tommy Taylor (Sales Sharks, uncapped), 17 Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, uncapped), 18 Paul Hill (Northampton Saints, 1 cap), 19 Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby, 22 caps), 20 Matt Kvesic (Gloucester Rugby, 2 caps), 21 Danny Care (Harlequins, 58 caps), 22 Ollie Devoto (Bath Rugby, uncapped), 23 Elliot Daly (Wasps, 3 caps)