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England is currently ranked fourth in the International Rugby Board World Rankings, right between France and Wales. They are in Pool B and will first play Argentina on September 10th in Dunedin at 20:30 and then they will play Georgia at the same venue on September 18th at 18:00. England's third match will be against Romania, and they will still be playing in Dunedin for this one as well, on September 24th at 18:00 and their very last match will be up against the fifth team in Pool B, Scotland. This is the first match not in Dunedin and instead happens October 1st in Auckland.
Players on the England team this year include locks Louis Deacon, Courtney Laws and Tom Palmer as well as Simon Shaw. Dylan Hartley and Lee Mears are hookers, as is Steve Thompson, and flankers include Tigers player Tom Croft, James Haskell from the Black Rams and Lewis Moody who plays for Bath. Northampton Saints Tom Wood is also a flanker. Number 8 is Nick Easter and Scrum and Fly Halfs include Ben Youngs, Toby Flood, Jonny Wilkinson. Centres include Shontayne Hape and Mike Tindall. Chris Ashton from Northampton, Matt Banahan and Mark Cueto are Wings.
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