England Team Named For 2nd Test With South Africa

Cipriani is in.

England head coach Eddie Jones has named his team to play South Africa in the second Test in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

There are two changes to the starting XV that played on Saturday with Brad Shields making his first England start at blindside flanker and Joe Launchbury  coming in for Nick Isiekwe having recovered from his calf injury.

Danny Cipriani is named on the bench ahead of Piers Francis. Cipriani’s last cap for England came against France ahead of the Rugby World Cup in 2015.

“We have come here to win the series against South Africa and the squad is ready to go out and beat them this weekend,” said Jones.

“We have had a very good preparation this week and the intensity and executions in those sessions are going to put us in a good position for Saturday.”

England vs South Africa – 2nd Test

15 Elliot Daly (Wasps, 19 caps), 14 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 35 caps), 13 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 11 caps), 12 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 59 caps), 11 Mike Brown (Harlequins, 70 caps), 10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 46 caps), 9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 75 caps); 1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 50 caps), 2 Jamie George (Saracens, 26 caps), 3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 11 caps), 4 Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 52 caps), 5 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 20 caps), 6 Brad Shields (Hurricanes/ Wasps, 1 cap), 7 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 2 cap), 8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 35 caps)

Replacements:

16 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 6 caps), 17 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 57 caps), 18 Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, 9 caps), 19 Mark Wilson (Newcastle 2 caps), 20 Nathan Hughes (Wasps, 15 caps), 21 Ben Spencer (Saracens, 1 cap), 22 Danny Cipriani (Wasps, 14 caps), 23 Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks, 3 caps)