Gloucester have announced that blindside flanker Tom Savage will captain the English side in their clash with Japan on Tuesday.
Gloucester have announced that blindside flanker Tom Savage will captain the Aviva Premiership side in their clash with Japan at Kingsholm.
Director of Rugby Nigel Davies names a strong line-up to take on the Brave Blossoms, with only Matt Cox and Mike Tindall retaining their places.
The XV features five internationals in Andy Hazell, Jimmy Cowan, Jonny May, James Simpson-Daniel and also Tindall. Charlie Sharples is on the bench as Jonny May starts on the left wing.
Gloucester: 15 Rob Cook, 14 James Simpson-Daniel, 13 Henry Trinder, 12 Mike Tindall, 11 Jonny May, 10 Ryan Mills, 9 Jimmy Cowan, 8 Matt Cox, 7 Andy Hazell, 6 Tom Savage (capt), 5 James Hudson, 4 Elliott Stooke, 3 Rupert Harden, 2 Darren Dawidiuk, 1 Yann Thomas.
Replacements: 16 Koree Britton, 17 James Gibbons, 18 Shaun Knight, 19 Lewis Ludlow, 20 Ross Moriarty, 21 Dan Robson, 22 Billy Burns, 23 Charlie Sharples.
Date: Tuesday, November 12
Kick-off: 19:45 GMT