Former Stormers loose forward Don Armand and seven players with Test experience have been included in the England Saxons squad to tour South Africa in June.
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) announced the squad and coaching staff yesterday.
The 27-man squad for the two matches against South Africa ‘A’ will be coached by Exeter |Chiefs assistant coach Ali Hepher, assisted by Alan Dickens (Northampton Saints) and Andy Titterrell (Wasps).
The Saxons squad will play in at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein on Friday June 10 and Outeniqua Park in George on Friday June 17. Both matches will kick off at (7.10pm)
Saxons head coach Ali Hepher said: “Eddie Jones has given us a strong development squad to take on a South Africa A side.
“The squad has a good mixture of experienced players and emerging talent.”
“Playing twice in South Africa is going to be a great challenge and a significant test for us but it is also an incredibly exciting |opportunity for the players |and management to prove themselves.”