DORSET & WILTS UNDER 20 XV

Dorset & Wiltshire will be seeking to bounce back from an opening RFU National U20 Championship defeat when they visit Berkshire on Sunday.

The twin counties - beaten 15-12 at home by Buckinghamshire - have named their starting XV for Sunday's match at Reading RFC (Holme Park 1430).

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SAXONS RECALL ABENDANON AND JOHNSON

exeter chiefs and england saxons forward tom johnson, image courtesy & copyright phil mingo at pinnacleBath’s Nick Abendanon and Exeter Chiefs forward Tom Johnson return for England Saxons against Scotland A at Galashiels on Friday night (1930).

Abendanon – who this week signed for a further three years at Bath – starts at full back while Gloucester’s Jonny May starts on the wing with club mate Nick Wood at prop.

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SAXONS STARTING XV FOR SANDY PARK

gloucester rugby and england saxons fly half freddie burns, image courtesy & copyright phil mingo at pinnacleJames Gaskell will lead England Saxons for the first time against the O2 Ireland Wolfhounds at Exeter on Saturday (1700).

Gaskell, 21, captained Sale Sharks last season and leads a Saxons side with an average age of just 24 years and four months at Sandy Park.

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ENGLAND 2012 RUGBY SQUADS

England have announced the January 2012 Senior and England Saxons Elite Player Squads.

There are 15 changes to the August 2011 senior squad, including a first time call-up for Bristol-born forward Ben Morgan.

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CAMACHO WINGS IN FOR FIRST START

exeter chiefs rugby logoArgentinian World Cup winger Gonzalo Camacho makes his first Aviva Premiership start for Exeter Chiefs against Gloucester at Sandy Park tomorrow (1500).

Camacho and fellow summer import Craig Mitchell featured in Monday's A League win at Bath and did enough to convince head coach Rob Baxter that they should be included in the match-day 23.

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ARMITAGE STARTS, BANAHAN ON BENCH

Delon Armitage will make his Rugby World Cup debut when England meet Argentina at the Otago Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday (2030 NZ, 0930 BST).

The London Irish wing, a try-scoring replacement against Ireland in Dublin a fortnight ago, is one of 10 players making their tournament bows in a team captained by Gloucester's Mike Tindall.

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