Aviva Premiership - Team news: England stars released

Fri, 29 Oct 14:51:00 2010

Weekend team news with Bath wing Matt Banahan and Wasps flanker Joe Worsley available for Aviva Premiership action after being released by England.

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Sunday, October 31

Harlequins (7) v Bath (6)

Scrum-half Karl Dickson and number eight Tom Guest come in to replace England duo Danny Care and Nick Easter in the Quins line-up, while Joe Marler starts in the front row after training with the national team this week.

Bath include England duo Lewis Moody and Matt Banahan (pIctured) after both players were released by Martin Johnson. Banahan lines up at outside centre, while prop Nathan Catt and lock Danny Grewcock start up front.

Leeds Carnegie (12) v Wasps (9)

Leeds have made four changes, two of them enforced with Steve Thompson and Hendre Fourie on England duty. Andy Titterrell and Rhys Oakley start along with centre Scott Barrow and wing Henry Fa'afili. Alfie To'oala and Leigh Hinton return to he bench.

Wasps start with Mark van Gisbergen at fly-half following Dave Walder's knee injury. Centre Dominic Waldouck, prop Tim Payne, lock Dan Ward-Smith and flanker Joe Worsley all start after being released by England.

London Irish (1) v Sale (8)

London Irish have made two changes from their win at Exeter. Tom Homer starts at full-back for Delon Armitage, who is on England duty, and Jonathan Joseph replaces the injured Sailosi Tagicakibau on the left wing.

With Charlie Hodgson and Mark Cueto on England duty, Sale have reshuffled their back division with Nick MacLeod at fly-half, Tom Brady on the wing and Chris Bell at outside centre. Prop Aston Croall takes over from Andrew Sheridan while David Seymour and Kristian Ormsby come into the back row.


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