England vs Barbarians Live, What time is today’s match at Twickenham, what TV channel.
When and where is the match?
It’s today, so May 28 – at Twickenham.
What time does it start?
Kick-off is at 3pm BST.
What TV channel is it on?
Sky Sports 2 from 2.30pm. You can also watch full match highlights on Sky Sports 1 at 7pm.
Chris Robshaw will captain England for the first time since the 2015 World Cup. The Harlequins flanker has been named co-captain along with Leicester-bound fly-half George Ford, as boss Eddie Jones names eight uncapped players in his starting line-up.
Robshaw was stood down from the captaincy after England’s disastrous World Cup 2015 campaign in one of Jones’ first moves as the new head coach, but the 30 year-old has since steadily increased his standing in the ranks.
England must face the famed invitational side without a raft of senior players, a host of whom are on duty with the British & Irish Lions.
Bath-bound flanker Sam Underhill will make his England bow among a youthful line-up, with Saracens’ Nick Isiekwe and Charlie Ewels paired at lock. Leicester prop Ellis Genge will pack down with Worcester’s Jack Singleton and Harlequins man Will Collier.
Saracens’ Alex Lozowski will start at inside centre as Jones sticks with his dual playmaker set-up, in Lions star Owen Farrell’s absence. Sale’s teenage flanker Ben Curry has been named on a replacements’ bench also including Richard Wigglesworth – who could make his first appearance for England since the 2015 World Cup.
England XV:M Brown (Harlequins); N Earle (Saracens), S James (Sale), A Lozowski (Saracens), J May (Gloucester); G Ford (Leicester, co-captain), D Care (Harlequins); E Genge (Leicester), J Singleton (Worcester), W Collier (Harlequins), C Ewels (Bath), N Isiekwe (Saracens), C Robshaw (Harlequins, co-captain), S Underhill (Bath), J Beaumont (Sale).
Replacements: G McGuigan (Leicester), R Harrison (Sale), J Ford-Robinson (Bristol), T Ellis (Bath), B Curry (Sale), Mark Wilson (Newcastle), R Wigglesworth (Saracens), M Haley (Sale).
Saracens full-back Alex Goode and and Pau flanker Steffon Armitage are in the Barbarians starting line-up.
Barbarians XV: A Goode, T Nagusa, Y David, F Steyn, A Ashley-Cooper, I Madigan, K Fotuali’i; M Nariashvili, R Hibbard, C Johnston, J Thrush, P Albacete, T Dusautoir, S Armitage, F Isa.
Replacements: S Brits, B Franks, WP Nel, J Tekori, G Galan, R Pienaar, R Fruean, H Agulla.