Ford and Newell in England Test squad

England have named George Ford and Jack Nowell in their starting XV for tomorrow's second Test against Australia at AAMI Park.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 17th June 2016, 5:30 am

The Grand Slam-winning 10-12 axis of Ford and Owen Farrell are reunited for the bid to complete an historic series triumph against one of the southern hemisphere giants.

Ford starts at fly-half and Farrell moves to inside centre in a positional switch, taking the place of Luther Burrell who is omitted from the 23 altogether.

Marland Yarde is also jettisoned from the team that prevailed 39-28 in Brisbane last Saturday, making way for Nowell on the left wing.

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“George and Owen playing together gives us two great kicking options and Jack is a high work-rate player,” head coach Eddie Jones said.

* England team: M Brown (Harlequins); A Watson (Bath), J Joseph (Bath), O Farrell (Saracens), J Nowell (Exeter); G Ford (Bath), B Youngs (Leicester); M Vunipola (Saracens), D Hartley (Northampton, capt), D Cole (Leicester), M Itoje (Saracens), G Kruis (Saracens), C Robshaw (Harlequins), J Haskell (Wasps), B Vunipola (Saracens). Replacements: J George (Saracens), M Mullan (Wasps), P Hill (Northampton), J Launchbury (Wasps), C Lawes (Northampton), J Clifford (Harlequins), D Care (Harlequins), E Daly (Wasps).