Newcastle Falcons scrum-half Michael Young has been named in England Saxons' squad for next month's tour to South Africa.
Young forms part of a 27-man squad which also includes Leicester-bound hooker George McGuigan, the Saxons facing two games against South Africa's second-string national side.
The first of those comes on Friday June 10 in Bloemfontein, followed on Friday June 17 in George. Both games will kick off at 6.10pm British Summer Time and will be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports.
England Saxons head coach Ali Hepher said: “Playing South Africa 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.
“The series will give the players international experience and will be an important stepping stone towards international honours."
ENGLAND SAXONS SQUAD
Ross Harrison (Sale Sharks)
Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs)
Tommy Taylor (Wasps)
George McGuigan (Newcastle Falcons)
Jake Cooper-Woolley (Wasps)
Kieran Brookes (Northampton Saints) *16 senior England caps
James Craig (Northampton Saints)
Mitch Lees (Exeter Chiefs)
Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby)
Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby) *22 senior England caps
Dave Ewers (Exeter Chiefs)
Donovan Armand (Exeter Chiefs)
Matthew Kvesic (Gloucester) *2 senior England caps
James Chisholm (Harlequins)
Sam Jones (Wasps)
Dan Robson (Wasps)
Michael Young (Newcastle Falcons)
Oliver Devoto (Bath Rugby)
Danny Cipriani (Wasps) *14 senior England caps
Christian Wade (Wasps) *1 senior England cap
Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath Rugby) *1 senior England cap
Sam Hill (Exeter Chiefs)
Nick Tompkins (Saracens)
Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints) *13 senior England caps
Alex Lewington (London Irish)
Sam James (Sale Sharks)
Mike Haley (Sale Sharks)
Head Coach - Ali Hepher (Exeter Chiefs)
Assistant Coach - Andy Titterrell (Wasps)
Assistant Coach - Alan Dickens (Northampton Saints)
Team Manager - Richard Hill