Eddie Jones Makes Nine Changes To England Team For Final November Test With Australia
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England head coach Eddie Jones has named his team to play Australia on Saturday in their final November series Test. There are nine changes to the side that faced Japan last weekend with three positional switches.
Jamie George retains his place at hooker with props Ben Moon and Kyle Sinckler returning to the starting line-up. Courtney Lawes shifts from the back-row to the second-row alongside Maro Itoje. Sam Underhill will start at openside flanker with Mark Wilson moving to no 8 and Brad Shields returning to blindside flanker.
Owen Farrell is named at ten with Ben Te’o and Henry Slade as the centre pairing. Joe Cokanasiga will play on the right wing with Jonny May named on the opposite side.
Manu Tuilagi has been passed fit to play and is named as on the bench. The Tigers centre last played for England in 2016. Nathan Hughes is also included on the bench following the conclusion of his suspension
England starting XV: 15. Elliot Daly (Wasps, 24 caps), 14. Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 1 cap), 13. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 16 caps), 12. Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors, 15 caps), 11. Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 39 caps), 10. Owen Farrell (Saracens, 64 caps) co-captain, 9. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 79 caps), 1. Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs, 3 caps), 2. Jamie George (Saracens, 31 caps), 3. Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 16 caps), 4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, 25 caps), 5. Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 67 caps), 6. Brad Shields (Wasps, 4 caps), 7. Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 8 caps), 8. Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons, 7 caps).
Replacements: 16. Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints, 96 caps) co-captain, 17. Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs, 5 caps), 18. Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, 14 caps), 19. Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 9 caps), 20. Nathan Hughes (Wasps, 17 caps), 21. Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens, 32 caps), 22. George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 50 caps), 23. Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 26 caps).