England V Australia Teams

This Saturday England play Australia at Twickenham with Kick-off: 1430 GMT Live coverage on; Sky Sports 1.

England have just one change against Australia in the starting 15 as Dylan Hartley swaps roles with Steve Thompson. The only change on the bench is unlucky David Attwood is replaced by Simon Shaw.

Dylan Hartley

For Australia there is just one change from the team which beat Wales last weekend as Stephen Moore regains his spot at hooker in place of Saia Faingaa. Moore has recovered from the lower back injury he sustained in Saturday’s warm-up at the Millennium Stadium.

Stephen Moore

Brumbies hooker Huia Edmonds is promoted to the bench after an impressive display in the midweek victory over Leicester.


England: Ben Foden (Northampton Saints), Mark Cueto (Sale Sharks), Mike Tindall (Gloucester), Shontayne Hape (Bath), Chris Ashton (Northampton Saints), Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers), Andrew Sheridan (Sale Sharks),
Dylan Harltey (Northampton Saints), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Tom Palmer (Stade Francais) Tom Croft (Leicester Tigers) Lewis Moody (C) (Bath), Nick Easter (Harlequins)
Replacements: Steve Thompson (Leeds Carnegie), David Wilson (Bath), Simon Shaw (London Wasps), Hendre Fourie (Leeds Carnegie), Danny Care (Harlequins), Charlie Hodgson (Sale Sharks), Delon Armitage (London Irish)

Australia: Kurtley Beale; James O’Connor, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Matt Giteau, Drew Mitchell; Quade Cooper, Will Genia; Benn Robinson, Stephen Moore, Ben Alexander, Mark Chisholm, Nathan Sharpe, Rocky Elsom (capt), David Pocock, Ben McCalman.
Replacements: Huia Edmonds, James Slipper, Dean Mumm, Richard Brown, Luke Burgess, Berrick Barnes, Lachie Turner.