Matt Banahan believes the close friendship he and England team- mate Shontayne Hape have forged will help bring out the best in both of them in the 2011 RBS 6 Nations.
The Bath duo have been room-mates ever since they entered the England set-up and are both named in the matchday squad for tomorrow's curtain-raiser against Wales at the Millennium Stadium (7.45pm).
Hape continues at inside centre following a successful autumn series for England, while Banahan is on the bench, providing cover at both outside centre and wing. Bath prop Davey Wilson is also named among the replacements.
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