Doran-Jones set to make England debut

HIS Premiership experience may amount to mere weeks, but Gloucester prop Paul Doran-Jones is set to make his England debut against Argentina on Saturday.<br /><br />Doran-Jones, who only moved to Kingsholm from London Welsh in the summer, is today expected to be named on the bench for the clash at Twickenham.<br /><br />His rapid promotion comes after David Wilson and David Barnes became the latest front-row forwards to fall victim to England&rsquo;s incredible injury curse.<br /><br />Manager Martin Johnson is now without his four first-choice tighthead options, Phil Vickery, Julian White, Jason Hobson and Wilson.<br /><br />Injury has also deprived Johnson of his preferred loosehead, Andrew Sheridan, and back-up Barnes. That means Duncan Bell is poised for a first Test start since 2005 at tighthead, with Tim Payne, who played in Saturday&rsquo;s defeat to Australia, set to keep his place at loosehead.<br /><br />With No8 Jordan Crane among eight players released from the squad, Stade Francais back-rower James Haskell is being tipped for a recall. Although he will only be among the replacements, 24-year-old Doran-Jones is likely to get a taste of international action off the bench.<br /><br />Facing Argentina, who are renowned for their prowess in the scrum, is a huge step up for a player with only 266 minutes of top flight experience.<br /><br />But England scrum coach Graham Rowntree believes Doran-Jones, who has represented England Under 18s as well as Ireland Under 19s and Under 21s, will rise to the challenge.<br /><br />&ldquo;The other coaches didn&rsquo;t know what he looked like until Sunday night but I have been watching Paul all season,&rdquo; said Rowntree. &ldquo;He can play both sides of the scrum and I think he is a true prospect for the future. We could be playing against easier scrums this weekend for sure; it is the deep end. Paul is the next guy in and we get on with it. It is a big step up but Paul is good enough and that is what we will be telling him.&rdquo;<br />