3 Feb 2010

2 NZers in England rugby squad

6:26 am on 3 February 2010

Just 2 New Zealand born players have made the final cut for the England rugby team for their opening Six Nations match against Wales at Twickenham this weekend.

Riki Flutey is back in the centres, while Dylan Hartley will start at hooker... the former Kiwi league player Shontayne Hape had been in the expanded squad but hasn't made the game day 22.

Meanwhile Scotland's most capped player Chris Paterson will play his 99th match for Scotland after being recalled to the side for their match against France at Murrayfield.