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England v South Africa: Owen Farrell at fly-half, Manu Tuilagi on bench
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England v South Africa: Owen Farrell at fly-half, Manu Tuilagi on bench


England v South Africa
Venue: Twickenham Date: Saturday 3 November Time: 15:00 GMT
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, the BBC Sport website and app; watch highlights on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and online from 19:30 GMT.

England co-captain Owen Farrell starts at fly-half in Saturday’s Test against South Africa at Twickenham.

Ben Te’o starts at inside centre, despite playing fewer than 30 minutes for Worcester this season.

Blind-side Brad Shields and Mark Wilson, who starts at number eight, form an inexperienced back row with Tom Curry, while Zach Mercer is set for a debut from the bench.

Manu Tuilagi is also a replacement, but there is no place for Chris Ashton.

England: Elliot Daly; Jack Nowell, Henry Slade, Ben Te’o, Jonny May; Owen Farrell, Ben Youngs; Alec Hepburn, Dylan Hartley, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Brad Shields, Tom Curry, Mark Wilson.

Replacements: Jamie George, Ben Moon, Harry Williams, Charlie Ewels, Zach Mercer, Danny Care, George Ford, Manu Tuilagi.

More to follow.



Source BBC News

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