England getting wrapped up by the Man of the Match int he first test - Willem Alberts. Photo by Denese Lups /Rugby15 / www.phototalk.co.za
Morgan Piek – England coach Stuart Lancaster today named his match day 22 to face the Springboks in the second Test to be played at Coco-Cola Park, Johannesburg on Saturday.
In all five changes have been made to that of the side that suffered a 22-17 defeat to the hosts in Durban this past Saturday.
Jonathan Joseph has been included in the starting fifteen to replace the injured South African born Bradley Barrit. Joseph will partner Manusamoa Tuilagi who moves to outside centre in the midfield. This will be Josephs’ first International cap
Toby Flood comes off the bench to replace the youngster Owen Farrell in the number 10 jersey. Owen Farrell has been demoted to bench warming duties. Ben Foden slots in at fullback to cover for Mike Brown who’s tour came to an abrupt end of breaking and dislocating his thumb against the Springboks in Durban. David Strettle comes in at the left wing..
The pack remains the same while there are changes on the replacements’ bench, where Alex Corbisiero gets his first chance in the Castle series, in place of Paul Doran Jones, while Alex Goode takes over from Toby Flood.
The England team is as follows:
15. Ben Foden, 14. Chris Ashton, 13. Jonathan Joseph, 12. Manusamoa Tuilagi, 11. David Strettle, 10. Toby Flood, 9. Ben Youngs, 8. Ben Morgan, 7. Chris Robshaw (Captain), 6. Tom Johnson, 5. Geoff Parling, 4. Mouritz Botha, 3. Dan Cole, 2. Dylan Hartley, 1. Joe Marler.
16. Lee Mears , 17. Alex Corbisiero, 18. Tom Palmer , 19. Phil Dowson, 20. Lee Dickson , 21. Owen Farrell. 22. Alex Goode.
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