England v Italy Teams

England play Italy on Saturday Kick-off: 1500 GMT at Twickenham.

Martin Johnson has played safe with his selection and following many injuries has gone with experienced fly-half Andy Goode, who will partner his former Leicester team-mate Harry Ellis, called up for the injured Danny Care.

Italy have a new name at 9 as Mauro Bergamasco, starts at scrum-half, Italy deprived of three scrum-halves through injury, means open-side Bergamasco will start there in a Test for the first time.


England: D Armitage (London Irish); Sackey (Wasps), Tindall (Gloucester), Flutey (Wasps), Cueto (Sale); Goode (Brive), Ellis (Leicester); Sheridan (Sale), Mears (Bath), Vickery (Wasps), Borthwick (Saracens, capt), Kennedy (London Irish), Haskell (Wasps), S Armitage (London Irish), Easter (Harlequins).
Replacements: Hartley (Northampton), White (Leicester), Croft (Leicester), Worsley (Wasps), Foden (Northampton), Geraghty (London Irish), Tait (Sale Sharks).

Italy: Masi (Biarritz); Robertson (Viadana), Canale (Clermont Auvergne), Garcia (Calvisano), Mirco Bergamasco (Stade Francais); Marcato (Treviso), Mauro Bergamasco (Stade Francais); Ongaro (Saracens), Perugini (Toulouse), Castrogiovanni (Leicester), Dellape (Toulon), Bortolami (Gloucester), Sole (Viadana), Zanni (Calvisano), Parisse (Stade Francais).
Replacements: Festuccia (Racing Metro Paris), Nieto (Gloucester), Reato (Rovigo), J-F Montauriol (Venezia), Toniolatti (Capitolina), McLean (Calvisano), Pratichetti (Calvisano).