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Youngs to win 50th cap in World Cup opener

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Leicester Tigers scrum-half Ben Youngs will win his 50th cap when hosts England kick off Rugby World Cup 2015 against Fiji at Twickenham on Friday.Youngs, who was first capped against Scotland in the 2010 Six Nations, lines up alongside brother Tom and Tigers teammate Dan Cole in the starting XV.   Head coach Stuart Lancaster has picked an unchanged side for the opening game from the one that beat Ireland. There is one change on the bench with Rob Webber (Bath Rugby) replacing Jamie George (Saracens).   Lancaster said: "The squad is massively excited to start the World Cup. Everyone has worked incredibly hard over the last three months and we are ready.   "All the players have put their hand up in training and the internationals we have played this summer and we are blessed to have such a strong squad to select from against a skilful and powerful Fijian side.   "Friday will be a great occasion for the whole squad and for the country. We are in a unique position to be playing in a World Cup on home soil and to have the support of a nation behind the team.  That support will be a massive factor and we don't underestimate its importance.   "I'd like to congratulate Ben Youngs on his achievement. To win 50 caps for your country in such a relatively short period of time is testament to Ben's dedication and commitment."   England (v Fiji, Twickenham Stadium, 8pm UK time, Friday, September 18) 15 Mike Brown (Harlequins, 39 caps) 14 Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 11 caps) 13 Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 13 caps) 12 Brad Barritt (Saracens, 23 caps) 11 Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 16 caps) 10 George Ford (Bath Rugby, 13 caps) 9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 49 caps) 1 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 33 caps) 2 Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 24 caps) 3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 52 caps) 4 Geoff Parling (Exeter Chiefs, 25 caps) 5 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 40 caps) 6 Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, 38 caps) 7 Chris Robshaw (capt, Harlequins, 39 caps) 8 Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby, 29 caps)   Replacements 16 Rob Webber (Bath Rugby, 13 caps) 17 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 23 caps) 18 Kieran Brookes (Northampton Saints, 12 caps) 19 Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 24 caps) 20 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 19 caps) 21 Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens, 23 caps) 22 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 31 caps) 23 Sam Burgess (Bath Rugby, 2 caps)