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England A name exciting squad to face Portugal

George Skivington has named an exciting England A squad to face Portugal this weekend, with five capped players included.

George Skivington has named an exciting England A squad to face Portugal this weekend, with five capped players included.

Captain Charlie Ewels is the most experienced player in the squad, with 30 caps to his name, but Tom Pearson, Harry Randall, Jamie Blamire and Joe Hayes all add plenty of international experience to the young squad.

The squad also see players who have performed well in the Premiership this season included, with the likes of Rusi Tuima, Josh Hodge, Cadan Murley, Oscar Beard, Alfie Barbeary and Josh Iosefa-Scott all in line for their first taste of the international arena.

Steve Borthwick and George Skivington have also put their trust in the youth too, with Tarek Haffar, Fin Baxter, Guy Pepper and Olly Hartley the headline picks of a youthful bunch.

England A squad to face Portugal in full

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Starting XV: Josh Hodge, Cadan Murley, Oscar Beard, Max Ojomoh, Will Muir, Charlie Atkinson, Harry Randall, Fin Baxter, Jamie Blamire, Joe Heyes, Rusi Tuima, Charlie Ewels (c), Tom Pearson, Guy Pepper, Alfie Barbeary

Replacements

Sam Riley, Tarek Haffar, Josh Iosefa-Scott, Ben Bamber, Greg Fisilau, Caolan Englefield, Jamie Shillcock, Oliver Hartley

How to watch England A vs Portugal

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The match on Sunday will kick-off at 1pm, and will be broadcast live on the England Rugby YouTube channel.