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).
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.