Richard Ferguson

England make changes aplenty


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 21 Jun 2012 at 11:10
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England coach Stuart Lancaster has made a host of changes to his team, both injury and form enforced, for the clash against the Springboks on Saturday in Port Elizabeth. Dylan Hartley will captain the team from the front row in the absence of Chris Robshaw.

Both South African players, Mouritz Botha and Brad Barritt find themselves on the bench, with Botha dropped after the second test and Barritt coming onto the bench after missing the second test in Jahannesburg.

James Haskell and Thomas Waldrom both start for the visitors, while scrumhalf Danny Care returns to the fold after missing out on tour selection following some bad discipline. Toby Flood retains the flyhalf jersey over Owen Farrell, while the centre combination of Tuilagi and Joseph is retained for a second week.

England: 15 Alex Goode, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Ben Foden, 10 Toby Flood, 9 Danny Care, 8 Thomas Waldrom, 7 James Haskell, 6 Tom Johnson, 5 Geoff Parling, 4 Tom Palmer, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley (captain), 1 Alex Corbisiero

Substitutes: 16 Lee Mears, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Mouritz Botha, 19 Phil Dowson, 20 Lee Dickson, 21 Owen Farrell, 22 Brad Barritt



10 Comments

  • Forken CANNON FODDER ek sê!

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.06.12 12:19:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.06.12 12:36:51 by vanmartin Reply
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  • I was thinking that they might be able to upset the Boks because of changes to our side and their cohesiveness, but that just went out the window. The Boks to wrap it up 3 – 0.

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.06.12 12:37:55 by CDRhino Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 2) : except for Brad. We’re in big shit when he comes on

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.06.12 12:39:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • Watch Tuilagi burst through the channel between Morne Steyn and Olivier.

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.06.12 12:44:28 by Ben Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : You forget so easily Rob. Brad will be facing Wynand “he-made-a-million-tackles-last-week” Olivier. Nothing gets past this guy, he’ll tackle you even if has the ball ;-)

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.06.12 12:45:50 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 6) : Hahaha! :lol:

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.06.12 12:48:11 by Ben Reply

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  • How ironic is it that Tuilagi’s name is Manusamoa?

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.06.12 12:51:01 by Ben Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 6) : nice :)

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.06.12 13:10:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • What happened to Strettle? He wasn’t bad last weekend. Is he injured?

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.06.12 13:19:54 by ChrisS Reply
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