Lancaster Starts With Changes

Stuart Lancaster has made four changes to his starting fifteen for the second of the QBE Autumn Internationals at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 9 November with kick-off at 14:30.

The changes to the line-up are David Wilson in for Dan Cole, Dylan Hartley in for Tom Youngs, Joe Marler for the injured Mako Vunipola and Ben Foden replace injured Marland Yarde. Tough one for Christian Wade who has a hamstring strain so misses his chance to get a start.

Stuart Lancaster said: “Christian Wade was in contention for a start but his hamstring tightened up in training and unfortunately he hasn’t recovered sufficiently in time to be considered,” Ben has had a full week’s training on the wing, he is a great finisher and in form so it’s a great option for us.”

Here is the England starting line-up:


M Brown (Harlequins); C Ashton (Saracens), J Tomkins (Saracens), B Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby), B Foden (Northampton); O Farrell (Saracens), L Dickson (Northampton Saints); J Marler (Harlequins), D Hartley (Northampton Saints), D Wilson (Bath Rugby), J Launchbury (London Wasps), C Lawes (Northampton Saints), T Wood (Northampton Saints), C Robshaw (Harlequins, capt), B Vunipola (Saracens).
Replacements: T Youngs (Leicester Tigers), A Corbisiero (Northampton Saints), D Cole (Leicester Tigers), G Parling (Leicester Tigers), B Morgan (Gloucester Rugby), B Youngs (Leicester Tigers), T Flood (Leicester Tigers), A Goode (Saracens).