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England flyhalf Ford starts against Wales

News24
26 Nov 2020, 21:43 GMT+10

England coach Eddie Jones has recalled flyhalf George Ford to the starting XV as his side look to clinch their place in the Autumn Nations Cup final with a win away to Wales on Saturday.

Ford missed the recent wins over Italy and Georgia because of a heel injury but came off the bench during England's 18-7 Nations Cup defeat of Ireland at Twickenham last weekend.

His inclusion in the starting line-up sees England captain Owen Farrell moving to inside centre, with Henry Slade at outside centre for the recently-crowned Six Nations champions.

Victory in Llanelli will guarantee that England finish top of Pool B and qualify for next month's Nations Cup final, where they could face France.

Wales, who ended a run of six straight defeats with victory over Georgia last weekend, are due to announce their team later Thursday.

England

15 Elliot Daly, 14 Jonathan Joseph, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Owen Farrell (captain), 11 Jonny May, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Tom Curry, 5 Joe Launchbury, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Jamie George, 1 Mako Vunipola

Substitutes: 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

Source: News24

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