England travel to face Wales at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli for their third Autumn Nations Cup Group A Test on Saturday, with head coach Eddie Jones making just one change to his starting XV: George Ford starts at 10 with Owen Farrell moving into the centre alongside Henry Slade
By Michael Cantillon @mike_cantillon
Last Updated: 26/11/20 11:06am
Fly-half George Ford has been brought back into the starting XV for England’s Autumn Nations Cup vs Wales, with skipper Owen Farrell shifting to 12 and the pack unchanged.
Leicester Tigers’ 10 Ford had been struggling with an Achilles complaint, but returned to the bench for England’s 18-7 win over Ireland at Twickenham last time out.
A hip injury to Worcester Warriors centre Ollie Lawrence prompted a back-line reshuffle from the start for the Test against Wales this weekend, however, with Ford brought in, Farrell moving to inside-centre and Exeter’s Henry Slade shifting one out to his favourite position of 13.
Ford’s inclusion is the only change to the XV by head coach Eddie Jones, while Anthony Watson, Jack Willis and Luke Cowan-Dickie have been brought onto the replacements bench.
More to follow…
England: 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Jonathan Joseph, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Owen Farrell (c), 11 Jonny May, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs; 1 Mako Vunipola, 2 Jamie George, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 4 Maro Itoje, 5 Joe Launchbury, 6 Tom Curry, 7 Sam Underhill, 8 Billy Vunipola
Replacements: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Ellis Genge, 18 Will Stuart, 19 Jonny Hill, 20 Ben Earl, 21 Jack Willis, 22 Dan Robson, 23 Anthony Watson.