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Lawes starts for England in Wallabies clash

Eddie Jones has named Northampton Saints forward Courtney Lawes in his side to face Australia, as England continue their Autumn Nations Series campaign at Twickenham Stadium this weekend. 

The 32-year-old hands the captain’s armband back to Owen Farrell on Saturday as he continues at blindside flanker in an unchanged England pack.

Lawes will make his 89th appearance for the Red Rose as Jones’ side return to Twickenham after a 69-3 win over Tonga last weekend.

“We know this will be a tough test for us, we’re playing against a team who have been together a while and who have beat the world champions twice. As an Australian I know how much this game means,” said head coach Jones.

“We’ve had a really good week of preparation, we’re looking to improve our performance this week and I think this side is building well.”

England v Australia is live on Amazon Prime Sport and TalkSPORT (KO 17:30).

ENGLAND vs AUSTRALIA
Autumn Nations Series
Saturday 13 November, 2021
Twickenham Stadium
Kick-off: 5.30pm

15 Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 3 caps)
14 Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks, 44 caps)
13 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 41 caps)
12 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 93 caps)
11 Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 67 caps)
10 Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 3 caps)
9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 110 caps)

1 Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 31 caps)
2 Jamie George (Saracens, 60 caps)
3 Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 45 caps)
4 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 49 caps)
5 Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 10 caps)
6 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 88 caps)
7 Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 25 caps)
8 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 34 caps)

Replacements:
16 Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons, 3 caps)
17 Bevan Rodd (Sale Sharks, uncapped)
18 Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 13 caps)
19 Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 24 caps)
20 Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 2 caps)
21 Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 7 caps)
22 Raffi Quirke (Sale Sharks, uncapped)
23 Max Malins (Saracens, 8 caps)

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