Pulborough’s Billy named in England side

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BILLY Twelvetrees will line up for England Saxons against Italy A on Saturday.

The Pulborough lad has impressed with a string of fine performances at fly half for Leicester Tigers, and has been handed his first Saxons cap.

Billy, 22, is one of six new faces and will line up alongside British Lions stars Ugo Monye and Lee Mears.

The Saxons face Italy A at Worcester on Saturday before travelling to Belfast to take on Ireland A on Friday February 4.

Head coach Stuart Lancaster said: “These players have got everything to play for in a World Cup year and they know it. It’s a big chance for all of them and it’s important for them to play for each other. If they do that, the collective performance will enable them to benefit from it as individuals.”