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Former Leeds RU stars set to face Argentina

Former Leeds rugby union stars George Ford and Danny Care are in the starting line-up for England to face Argentina on Saturday.

Former Otley schoolboy Danny Care Credit: PA

Care, 30, who was at Leeds Tykes between 2003 - 2006 before moving to Harlequins, and Ford, 24, who played twice on loan for Leeds Carnegie in 2012 are coach Eddie Jones' first choice half-back pairing for the first Test against the Pumas in San Juan.

George Ford, who went to Rishworth School , near Halifax Credit: PA

Former Castleford Tigers record-breaking winger Denny Solomona , who controversially switched codes last year, has been named on the bench.

The England team for Saturday's first Test in San Juan is:

England: M Brown (Harlequins); M Yarde (Harlequins), H Slade (Exeter), A Lozowski (Saracens), J May Gloucester); G Ford (Bath), D Care (Harlequins); E Genge (Leicester), D Hartley (Northampton, capt), H Williams (Exeter), J Launchbury (Wasps), C Ewels (Bath), M Wilson (Newcastle), T Curry (Sale), N Hughes (Wasps).

Replacements: J Singleton (Worcester), M Mullan (Wasps), W Collier (Harlequins), N Isiekwe (Saracens), D Armand (Exeter), J Maunder (Exeter), P Francis (Northampton), D Solomona (Sale).

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Six players from Calendar region named in final England squad

Six players from the Calendar region have been selected in the England squad for the upcoming European Championships.

Jamie Vardy and Kyle Walker are two of the six players from our region named in the England squad. Credit: Press Association

Sheffield pair Jamie Vardy and Kyle Walker are joined in the 23-man squad by Doncaster's Danny Rose, James Milner from Leeds, Gary Cahill - who was born in Dronfield and Barnsley's John Stones.

None of them play for clubs in our region at this moment in time.

  • Jamie Vardy - Leicester
  • Kyle Walker - Tottenham
  • Danny Rose - Tottenham
  • James Milner - Liverpool
  • Gary Cahill - Chelsea
  • John Stones - Everton

Leeds' James Milner to captain England

Footballer James Milner will lead England out for the first time when captaining the side against Holland on Tuesday.

James Milner Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

The 30 year old, who started his career at Leeds United, will lead the team out for tomorrow's friendly against Holland at Wembley.

Milner takes over from Dronfield's Gary Cahill - who was the skipper in Saturday's 3-2 win over Germany.

Yorkshire duo make England World Cup squad

Yorkshire's Gary Ballance and Joe Root have both been named in England's ICC 2015 World Cup squad.

Gary Ballance (centre) and Joe Root (right) have both been included in England's World Cup squad Credit: Press Association

Ballance replaces Alistair Cook in the 15-man squad, who has been dropped as captain in favour of Eoin Morgan.

Ballance is one of three changes to the squad that suffered a recent 5-2 series defeat in Sri Lanka.

Yorkshire's Jack Brooks, Liam Plunkett, Tim Bresnan, Adil Rashid and Jonny Bairstow, who were all named in England's preliminary 30-man squad, have not been selected.

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