Vickery back as captain versus Australia

Phil Vickery is back to skipper England and Andy Farrell is at inside centre for Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against Australia in the Stade Velodrome, Marseille, Saturday, 6 October, Kick-off: 1400 BST. The good news is Jason Robinson returns from injury at full-back, while Mathew Tait partners Farrell at outside centre. Mark Regan is favoured over George Chuter at hooker, while Lewis Moody keeps his place at open-side flanker with specialist number seven Tom Rees out of the squad altogether. Josh Lewsey returns to the wing and Simon Shaw makes his return in the second row in place of Steve Borthwick.

England Team V Australia

Backs : Jason Robinson , Paul Sackey, Mathew Tait, Andy Farrell, Josh Lewsey , Jonny Wilkinson, Andy Gomarsall .

Forwards: Andrew Sheridan, Mark Regan, Phil Vickery ( C ), Simon Shaw, Ben Kay, Martin Corry, Lewis Moody, Nick Easter.

Replacements: George Chuter, Matt Stevens, Lawrence Dallaglio, Joe Worsley, Peter Richards, Olly Barkley, Dan Hipkiss.