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Freddie Burns on bench for New Zealand clash

By Sportsnews  |  Posted: November 29, 2012

Freddie Burns is on the bench for England

Freddie Burns is on the bench for England

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Freddie Burns is on the bench for England's autumn international against New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday (2.30pm)

The Gloucester fly-half, who comes into the squad for Toby Flood, has been in prime form for Gloucester this season and is the leading points-scorer in the Aviva Premiership.

Head coach Stuart Lancaster said today: "Freddie has had a great Premiership season so far, and we are looking forward to seeing him contribute should he get his chance."

Burns' Cherry and White team-mate, number eight Ben Morgan, is due to start.

England team: 15 Alex Goode (Saracens, 4 caps), 14 Chris Ashton (Saracens, 27 caps),  13 Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 15 caps),  12  Brad Barritt (Saracens, 9 caps), 11 Mike Brown (Harlequins, 9 caps), 10 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 11 caps),  9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 26 caps). 1 Alex Corbisiero (London Irish, 16 caps), 2 Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 2 cap),  3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 33 caps),  4 Joe Launchbury (London Wasps, 2 caps), 5 Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers, 10 caps), 6 Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, 11 caps), 7 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, capt, 10 caps), 8 Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby, 7 caps). Replacements: 16 David Paice (London Irish, 4 caps), 17 David Wilson (Bath Rugby, 21 caps)

18 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 2 cap),  19 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 14 caps), 20 James Haskell (London Wasps, 43 caps), 21 Danny Care (Harlequins, 35 caps),  22 Freddie Burns (Gloucester Rugby, uncapped), 23 Jonathan Joseph (London Irish, 3 caps)

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