- England Counties name team for first Georgia test
- The two sides will play on Friday, 7 June. KO at 15:00 BST
England Counties team manager Dan Cook has named his side to play Georgia on Friday, 7 June in the first test of the side's two match tour of the country.
The team have been training for the last four days ahead of the Friday evening fixture with head coach James Shanahan overseeing preparations.
“With such a new squad with a huge number of new caps I’m delighted how well we have trained," said head coach James Shanahan.
"We are looking forward to the game and seeing what these players can do. I think we have a great balance of youth and experience, with lots of pace around the pack. Can’t wait to test ourselves against a strong and physical Georgian side’
Yorkshire Second row Joe Makin will captain the side with the squad selected following the culmination of the Bill Beaumont County Championship.
Alongside Cook and Shanahan in Georgia is assistant coach Chris Wilkins as well as assistant manager Steve Johnson.
The touring squad will also include Doctor Andy Smith and Physiotherapist Rachel Galley as well as analyst James Carruthers.
The two sides will play again on Tuesday, 11 June.
England Counties v Georgia XV
1. George Porter (Gloucestershire Cinderford)
2. Neil Briggs (Cheshire Sale FC)
3. Danny Herriott (Kent Blackheath)
4. Bob Birtwell (Lancashire Sedgley Park)
5. Joe Makin (c) (Yorkshire Hull Ionians)
6. Andrew Hughes (Lancashire Sale FC)
7. Stephen Leonard (Kent Cambridge University)
8. Harry Hone (Gloucestershire Cinderford)
9. Jack Daly (Kent Blackheath)
10. Greg Lound (Surrey Rosslyn Park)
11. Craig Holland (Surrey Chinnor)
12. Kieran Moffat (Kent Old Elthamians)
13. James Tincknell (Yorkshire Hull Ionians)
14. Callum MacKenzie (Durham DMP)
15. Nick Hankin (Hertfordshire Bishops Stortford)
16. Nathan Morris (Kent Old Elthamians)
17. Henry Paul (Surrey Esher)
18. Tom Williams (Kent Blackheath)
19. John Kelly (Devon Plymouth Albion)
20. Oli Hogdson (Durham DMP)
21. Dan Smart (Kent Canterbury)
22. Lewis Minikin (Yorkshire Hull Ionians)
23. Alex Ducker (Cornwall Camborne)
24. Matt Hema (Eastern Counties Cambridge )