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Freddie Burns in line for his first England cap against New Zealand

By Sportsnews  |  Posted: November 28, 2012

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Freddie Burns looks set to win his first England cap on Saturday at Twickenham in the final autumn international against world champions New Zealand.

The Gloucester fly-half will feature in the match-day 23 for the first time along with club-mate Ben Morgan after 11 players were sent back to their clubs for weekend action.

Two of those returnees include the Kingsholm duo of prop Nick Wood and wing Charlie Sharples, who are now available for Sunday's Saracens Vicarage Road arm-wrestle (3pm).

Burns has been in superb form for the Cherry and Whites this season recently picking up Premiership Player of the Month and heads the points scoring table with 143 from eight starts.

The 22-year-old gave the England management the perfect audition after producing a flawless performance in the 29-3 win over Sale at Kingsholm, contributing 19 points with the boot.

With Leicester stand-off Toby Flood ruled out with ligament damage in his big toe, Saracens' Owen Farrell is set to start at number ten against the All Blacks.

However, Burns would be the perfect game-changing replacement against the world's top ranked team should he feature off the bench and can stake a claim ahead of the Six Nations.

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  • Gambonie  |  November 28 2012, 11:36PM

    The troll akadau with his multi-identities probably hates all the Gloucester players. He doesn't go to any games; he is not a Gloucester Rugby supporter.

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  • RubenHall  |  November 28 2012, 11:27PM

    So that is Tindall and Harden that the troll hates. I wonder which other players that applies to.

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  • Conrad_Selby  |  November 28 2012, 11:12PM

    the troll peh45/akadau/Gordon_P/graybaggs was also wrong about where Tindall would sit in the pecking order as though he was going to suddenly lose his class and pedigree overnight.

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  • JimBatchelor  |  November 28 2012, 10:58PM

    He was also seriously wrong about the amount of games Tindall would get this season.

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  • Nick_Iewis  |  November 28 2012, 10:46PM

    Yes, Tindall's many contract offers really upset peh45/glawsteruk1/copelandman/akadau/graybaggs. The troll got it seriously wrong over that.

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  • JBuddy  |  November 28 2012, 10:26PM

    Mike Tindall is the other player that has been playing extremely well. It was really fortunate that the club managed to re-sign him before he took up one of the many contract offers he had from elsewhere.

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  • Buggsie  |  November 28 2012, 10:11PM

    Rupert Harden is a top man and a top player.

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  • walker1105  |  November 28 2012, 9:56PM

    The troll copelandman/akadau/graybaggs/glawsteruk1/peh45/witneyfox/etc. simply hasn't got a clue because he doesn't even support Gloucester Rugby and therefore doesn't even go to any games.

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  • RoccoAgain  |  November 28 2012, 9:46PM

    If Harden gets the call up again, it will be fully deserved.

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  • Karbonn  |  November 28 2012, 9:33PM

    Keep Harden playing for Gloucester Rugby as long as possible. He is the first choice and best tight-head at Gloucester.

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