Saints stars keep their places for All Blacks test

Courtney Lawes, Lee Dickson and Tom Wood are among the Saints stars who will take the field against New Zealand.
Courtney Lawes, Lee Dickson and Tom Wood are among the Saints stars who will take the field against New Zealand. Credit: PA

Northampton Saints stars Dylan Hartley, Courtney Lawes, Tom Wood, Lee Dickson and Ben Foden have all retained their starting spots for this weekend's final autumn international against New Zealand at Twickenham.

The quintet all played key parts in last Saturday's 31-12 victory over Argentina and have been selected again by Head Coach Stuart Lancaster for the showdown with the All Blacks.

Saints skipper Hartley will earn his 50th cap for England in the fixture, whilst Norfolk-born brothers Tom and Ben Youngs have been named as replacements.

England team to face New Zealand:

Mike Brown (Harlequins), Chris Ashton (Saracens), Joel Tomkins (Saracens), Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester), Ben Foden (Northampton Saints), Owen Farrell (Saracens), Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints)

Joe Marler (Harlequins), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), D Cole (Leicester Tigers), Joe Launchbury (London Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, captain), Billy Vunipola (Saracens)

Replacements:

Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers), Matt Mullan (London Wasps), David Wilson (Bath), Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers), Ben Morgan (Gloucester), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers), Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers), Alex Goode (Saracens)

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