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Northampton Saints' Courtney Lawes will captain England against South Africa this weekend.
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Lawes captains England in Autumn Nations Cup finale

Northampton Saints’ Courtney Lawes skippers England for the second time as they round off their Autumn Nations Cup series against South Africa this weekend. 

The 32-year-old has been named at blindside flanker in Eddie Jones’ side and will lead England out at Twickenham in a repeat of the 2019 Rugby World Cup final on Saturday (20 November, kick-off: 3.15pm). 

Head coach Jones said: “This is our biggest game of the season and the final game of the autumn campaign and we want to finish with a bang.

“We’ve been really pleased with the preparation this week and how the team has continued to develop over the past month.

“Now we want to put on our best performance this autumn in front of a capacity 82,000 crowd at Twickenham.”

England v South Africa is live on Amazon Prime Sport and TalkSPORT.


Autumn Nations Cup
Saturday 20 November, 2021
Twickenham Stadium
Kick-off: 5.30pm

15 Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 4 caps)
14 Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 6 caps)
13 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 42 caps)
12 Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks, 45 caps)
11 Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 68 caps)
10 Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 4 caps)
9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 111 caps)

1 Bevan Rodd (Sale Sharks, 1 cap)
2 Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons, 4 caps)
3 Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 46 caps)
4 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 50 caps)
5 Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 11 caps)
6 Courtney Lawes (C) (Northampton Saints, 89 caps)
7 Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 26 caps)
8 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 35 caps)

16 Nic Dolly (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)
17 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 73 caps)
18 Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 14 caps)
19 Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 25 caps)
20 Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 8 caps)
21 Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 3 caps)
22 Raffi Quirke (Sale Sharks, 1 cap)
23 Max Malins (Saracens, 9 caps)

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