Wilson in England matchday 23 for All Blacks test

14 November 2013

David Wilson will start on the bench for England on Saturday as they look to continue their unbeaten run in the QBE Autumn Internationals against the All Blacks, kick-off 14.30.

Dan Cole replaces Wilson in the starting line-up, with front row colleague Dylan Hartley set to win his 50th England cap.

There are two other changes to the 23, Matt Mullan coming on to the replacements' bench in place of the injured Alex Corbisiero, while Ben Youngs returns in place of Danny Care.

England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: "It's a great achievement for Dylan to reach 50 caps. We are a young side but one that is growing with every game and it's important to have leaders like Dylan.

"We have had some enforced changes with Alex Corbisiero and Mako Vunipola unavailable and we have been unable to consider a number of players due to short and long term injuries. But we are ready for the challenge of playing a top quality side in New Zealand and are excited about playing at Twickenham. The atmosphere was amazing for this game last year - the crowd made a real difference and I'm sure they can help inspire us again on Saturday."

England team to face New Zealand

15 Mike Brown (Harlequins, 20 caps)
14 Chris Ashton (Saracens, 36 caps)
13 Joel Tomkins (Saracens, 2 caps)
12 Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby, 7 caps)
11 Ben Foden (Northampton Saints, 33 caps)
10 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 18 caps)
9 Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints, 11 caps)
1 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 14 caps)
2 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints, 49 caps)
3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 42 caps)
4 Joe Launchbury (London Wasps, 13 caps)
5 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 24 caps)
6 Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, 22 caps)
7 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, capt, 19 caps)
8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 4 caps)


16 Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 11 caps)
17 Matt Mullan (London Wasps, 1 cap)
18 David Wilson (Bath Rugby, 30 caps)
19 Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers, 18 caps)
20 Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby, 14 caps)
21 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 34 caps)
22 Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers, 59 caps)
23 Alex Goode (Saracens, 12 caps)

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