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Saracens centre Joel Tomkins makes England debut against Australia
10:58am Thursday 31st October 2013 in Sport
Saracens centre Joel Tomkins will make his England debut this weekend against Australia at Twickenham.
Tomkins is one of five Sarries players picked for the international. Owen Farrell starts at fly-half while Chris Ashton lines up on the wing.
Brothers Mako Vunipola and Billy Vunipola will also start for England in Saturday's match.
England head coach Stuart Lancaster said: "I'm delighted for Joel. He has had a great week’s training and is ready for his chance. He has played in many high-profile games in his career so far and has a great temperament for the big occasion.
"Billy Vunipola and Maland Yarde made a big impression in Argentina and it’s going to be a special occasion for them to run out at Twickenham in front of 82,000 passionate supporters for the first time."
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