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Corry leads England’s second-string

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Capped 25 times, Corry last appeared for the senior England side during the 2002 Six Nations, but has found himself out of frame ever since. 

"Corry's attitude has been very positive in light of the fact that he has not started all the 'A' games so far," said England coach Clive Woodward. "However, he was outstanding when he came on last Friday and he deserves his chance to start and lead the side.   "Andy Gomarsall will be vice captain. He has been fantastic in training for England but he has just been shaded for a bench spot for Sunday by Kyran Bracken who had a great game as captain of the 'A' team in the convincing win against Scotland last weekend."

There is also a demotion for Leeds hooker Mark Regan, who has featured on the English bench throughout their Six Nations campaign but now will help spearhead the 'A' side's forward efforts.  With 'A' coach Joe Lydon currently in Hong Kong with the England Sevens squad,  assistant coaches Simon Hardy and Phil Keith-Roach will assume responsibility for the team's preparation.  England A: 15 Dan Scarbrough (Leeds Tykes), 14 Phil Christophers (Bristol Shoguns), 13 Fraser Waters (London Wasps), 12 Ben Johnston (Saracens), 11 Mark Cueto (The Sharks), 10 Alex King (London Wasps), 9 Andy Gomarsall (Gloucester, vice-captain), 8 James Forrester (Gloucester), 7 Adam Vander (Bath) 6 Martin Corry (Leicester Tigers) (captain)5 Chris Jones (The Sharks), 4 Simon Shaw (London Wasps), 3 Robbie Morris (Northampton Saints), 2 Mark Regan (Leeds Tykes), 1 Mike Worsley (London Irish). Replacements: 16 Andy Titterrell (The Sharks), 17 Maurice Fitzgerald (Biarritz), 18 Tom Palmer (Leeds Tykes), 19 Hugh Vyvyan (Newcastle Falcons), 20 Nick Walshe (The Sharks), 21 Ollie Barkley (Bath), 22 Michael Stephenson (Newcastle Falcons). 

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