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Uk News England's team vs South Africa in full as Freeman becomes Eddie Jones' latest wing experiment United Kingdom news
24 November 2022 - 11:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Tommy Freeman has charged through the revolving door of England’s wing selection to start against South Africa in the final round of the Autumn Nations Series at Twickenham this Saturday.Freeman finished a strong 2021-22 season by earning his first two England caps on tour in Australia in the summer then missed the early part of this season with an injured foot. England head coach Eddie Jones picked Joe Cokanasiga and Jack Nowell on the wings for the opening autumn match, the one-point loss to Argentina.Then Jonny May regained fitness and returned to the left wing, while Cokanasiga and Nowell shared the No 14 jersey. Then Cokanasiga picked up a knock.More from Rugby UnionIt's time for South Africa to let us know what they really think of Rassie Erasmus22 November, 2022England showed promise against New Zealand, but Smith's kick was an opportunity missed20 November, 2022Marcus Smith stirred England to a dramatic comeback against the All Blacks20 November, 2022Now Freeman gets his chance to resume his promising start in Oz, as the Northampton Saint nudges Nowell on to the bench.It will be a stiff test for May, Freeman and Freddie Steward in England’s back three, opposite South Africa’s Willie le Roux, Kurt-Lee Arendse and Makazole Mapimpi – the latter put a wonderful try past England in the 2019 World Cup final.Jones has made swaps in the England front row, with Mako Vunipola and Jamie George in for Ellis Genge and Luke Cowan-Dickie.Genge and Nowell have been England’s vice-captains during this series, but George played well as a replacement in last weekend’s 25-25 draw with New Zealand.Jones had promised the inclusion of a third line-out jumper to deal with the Springboks’ threat in that facet, and Maro Itoje and Jonny Hill in the second row are augmented by the return of Northampton’s Alex Coles in the No.6 jersey.Dave Ribbans and the demoted Sam Simmonds are part of England’s five-three split of forwards and backs in reserve, matching the formation announced by South Africa on Tuesday, which diminished the famed concept of the ‘bomb squad’ used by the Boks to win that World Cup.England team vs South AfricaStarting XV:15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 16 caps)14. Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints, 2 caps)13. Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks, 49 caps)12. Owen Farrell (C) (Saracens, 100 caps)11. Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 71 caps)10. Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 16 caps)9. Jack van Poortvliet (Leicester Tigers, 6 caps)1.

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. Jamie George (Saracens, 71 caps)3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 55 caps)4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, 61 caps)5. Jonny Hill (Sale Sharks, 18 caps)6. Alex Coles (Northampton Saints, 2 caps)7. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 44 caps)8. Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 67 caps) Replacements16. Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 40 caps)17. Ellis Genge (Bristol Bears, 42 caps)18. Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 24 caps)19. David Ribbans (Northampton Saints, 2 caps)20. Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 17 caps)21. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 120 caps)22. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 51 caps)23. Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 44 caps)Jones said: “This is our last game of the autumn and our chance to continue building on the improvements we have made throughout the matches.“We have made steady progress from game-to-game, culminating in a pulsating draw against New Zealand.“Now we have the chance to test ourselves against the might of the world champions.“We’re going out there to light the crowd up.  The support at Twickenham was outstanding last week and we want to work hard on the pitch to make sure we have another atmosphere like that again on Saturday.”

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