RUGBY: Henry Trinder to make England senior debut in New Zealand

Henry Trinder of Gloucester and England

Henry Trinder of Gloucester and England

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CIRENCESTER RFC old boy Henry Trinder is to make his senior debut for England when they take on Super 15 side Crusaders at the AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand on Tuesday morning (8.35 BST).

Trinder, who has not played a part in the opening two tests against the All Blacks, is joined in the team by his Gloucester colleague Matt Kvesic.

Fellow Kingsholm regular Jonny May, who was dropped for the second Test, is among the replacements.

England head coach Stuart Lancaster said: "This is a really important match for us in terms of the development of our squad.

“We wanted this game to test ourselves against a top Super 15 side and with a large squad out here we are hoping to create opportunities for everyone to lay down a marker on this tour. We can see by how they have trained that they can't wait to pull on an England shirt tomorrow.

"We are treating this like an additional Test and I know the Crusaders will be highly motivated to put in a good performance on the back of their Super 15 form."

England, defeated by just 28-27 in the second Test on Saturday, play the third match in their series against New Zealand on Saturday.

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