Warriors duo help England to victory

Warriors duo Jack Singleton and Will Spencer both made their England debuts on Sunday as they helped their country to a 28-14 victory over Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium to win the Old Mutual Wealth Cup.

Singleton started the game at hooker and impressed during his 61-minute showing, while Spencer came off the bench for the final 11 minutes of action to help England see the game out.

Eddie Jones' side led 13-0 at the break, with Nathan Earle scoring his first try for England while George Ford sent over a conversion and two penalties.

The Barbarians came firing back after the break with Adam Ashley-Cooper crossing and Ian Madigan converting.

However a further Ford penalty as well as Nick Isiekwe's converted try stretched the advantage.

Joe Tekori scored a late try which Madigan converted, but Danny Care's last-minute try sealed victory.

Following the game, England boss Jones was quick to praise Singleton and his young teammates.

Jones said: “The young hooker from Worcester Jack Singleton played 60 minutes, which is a superb effort, so I was really pleased with them. 

“They were great in their preparation and they gave it everything. They were very proud to wear the shirt. Jack Singleton has barely played and I thought his performance was outstanding.”

England
15 Mike Brown (Harlequins, 60 caps)
14 Nathan Earle (Saracens, uncapped)
13 Sam James (Sale Sharks, uncapped)
12 Alex Lozowski (Saracens, uncapped)
11 Jonny May (Gloucester, 25 caps)
10 George Ford (Bath, 35 caps)
9 Danny Care (Harlequins, 71 caps)

1 Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap)
2 Jack Singleton (Worcester Warriors, uncapped)
3 Will Collier (Harlequins, uncapped)
4 Charlie Ewels (Bath, 3 caps)
5 Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, uncapped)
6 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, 55 caps)
7 Sam Underhill (Bath, uncapped)
8 Josh Beaumont (Sale Sharks, uncapped)

Replacements
George McGuigan (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)
Ross Harrison (Sale Sharks, uncapped)
Jamal Ford-Robinson (Bristol, uncapped)
Will Spencer (Warriors, uncapped)
Ben Curry (Sale Sharks, uncapped)
Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped)
Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens, 27 caps)
Mike Haley (Sale Sharks, uncapped)