Three Pertemps Bees players have been named in an England Counties team that features ten new caps for tomorrow's match against Russian side Krasnoyarsk.
Lock Alex Davidson is among those making his debut for the side selected from clubs outside the Premiership and he joins new teammates Paul Knight and Dave Campton - who have arrived from Moseley and Coventry respectively - in the starting XV.
Stourbridge tighthead James Tideswell also begins the match with former Bees Mark Woodrow and Liam Wordley as the squad look to kick off their three match tour in positive style against the Siberian outfit.
"We're in a very good position because we could pick any 15 from this squad and they would do well," said manager Jim Robinson. "This team has been put together to give a blend of youth and experience and to give a group of players who have never played international rugby their first experience of playing at this level.
"They've been training extremely well and look very impressive and they've put together some things in training that would cause problems for opposition at any level. So we're looking ahead to the game with quiet optimism and expecting to do ourselves justice.
"So far as our opponents are concerned, we believe this city to be the centre of rugby in Russia and we understand that the Krasnoyarsk team is very strong, so we are expecting a tough start to our tour.
"That said, everyone has been very kind and welcoming towards us, our players are excited about being here and we're looking forward to the game."
The overall selection strategy will be for everyone who is among the replacements and the four players not involved for the opening game to start in the second game of the trip in Moscow against champion club side VVA Podmoskovie next Tuesday (June 12).
ENGLAND COUNTIES XV: O Viney (Preston); H Smales (Tynedale), A Cruickshanks (Devon & Plymouth Albion), M Bedworth (Yorkshire & Wharfedale), T Jarvis (Gloucestershire & Lydney); M Woodrow (Gloucestershire& Doncaster), P Knight (Gloucestershire & Moseley); D Cormack (Surrey & Esher, capt), L Wordley (Staffordshire & Henley), James Tideswell (North Midlands & Stourbridge), A Davidson (North Midlands & Pertemps Bees), D Campton (Warwickshire & Coventry), Chris Rainbow (Hertfordshire & Newbury), M Blakeburn (Surrey & Esher), G Hayter (Oxfordshire & Newbury). Replacements: T Mathias (Devon & Plymouth Albion), G Cooper (Somerset & Newbury), J Winterbottom (Middlesex & Henley), S Rawlings (Staffordshire & Manchester), C Pilgrim (Cheshire & Loughborough University), F Neale (Kent & Blackheath), N Spence (Yorkshire & Bradford & Bingley).