Matt Dawson will renew his British Lions acquaintance with Rob Howley - he's returned to the England Squad preparing for their clash with Wales at Twickenham on 23 March.
The Northampton Saints star should go head to head with the man he shared scrum-half duties with on the Summer tour of Australia, at some stage during the match.
Dawson played for England A against France A in round three of the Six Nations A Championship and is promoted to the 27-man squad from which Clive Woodward will name his 22 to face Wales next week.
Woodward brought in NEC Harlequins novice Nick Duncombe to cover for Dawson in the opening three rounds of the Lloyds TSB Six Nations Championship.
Duncombe sat on the bench and picked up caps as a replacement for Kyran Bracken in the wins over Scotland and Ireland.
Iain Balshaw, who was due to play in the IRB World Sevens Series, is also included in the party.
The Bath pair of Danny Grewcock and Steve Borthwick will batle for the place alongside Ben Kay in the second row vacated by the suspended Martin Johnson, while Leicester back row man Lewis Moody is also included after recovering from injury.
Woodward is due to announce his final team on Tuesday, 19 March.
ENGLAND SQUAD (v Wales)
Backs: Iain Balshaw (Bath), Kyran Bracken (Saracens), Ben Cohen(Northampton Saints), Matt Dawson(Northampton Saints), Nick Duncombe (NEC Harlequins), Will Greenwood (NEC Harlequins), Austin Healey (Leicester Tigers), Charlie Hodgson (Sale Sharks), Dan Luger (NEC Harlequins), Jason Robinson (Sale Sharks), Mike Tindall (Bath), Jonny Wilkinson (Newcastle Falcons).
Forwards: Neil Back (Leicester Tigers),
Steve Borthwick (Bath), Martin Corry (Leicester Tigers), Danny Grewcock (Bath), Richard Hill (Saracens), Ben Kay(Leicester Tigers), Jason Leonard (NEC Harlequins), Lewis Moopdy (Leicester Tigers), Mark Regan (Bath), Graham Rowntree (Leicester Tigers), Steve Thompson (Northampton Saints), Phil Vickery (Gloucester), Dorian West(Leicester Tigers), Julian White(Bristol Shoguns), Joe Worsley (London Wasps).
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.
Geraint John has taken up the new role of WRU elite coach development manager having arrived in Wales last week. WRU TV caught up with him at the WRU rugby department's strategy day at the Millennium Stadium.
The entire Welsh Rugby Union Rugby Department gathered at the Millennium Stadium earlier this week where WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey looked back on a year where structural and strategic changes have seen significant progress made
The Welsh Rugby Union has released a specially produced video to spearhead a new campaign to help promote the values of rugby union. The video, entitled Let us Play underpins the WRU rugby department's philosophy - to engage, transfer and retain players, coaches and referees.