Farrell At 10 As England Team Named For South Africa Clash


England men's head coach Eddie Jones has named his side to play South Africa in the first Test of the Quilter Internationals at Twickenham Stadium (KO 3pm, live on Sky Sports HD).

Dylan Hartley, co-captain alongside Farrell, has more caps than the rest of the pack put together having made 93 worldwide appearances.

Two uncapped players have been named on the bench in Exeter Chiefs prop Ben Moon and Bath loose forward Zach Mercer.

England: Elliot Daly; Jack Nowell, Henry Slade, Ben Te'o, Jonny May; Owen Farrell (co-capt), Ben Youngs; Mark Wilson, Tom Curry, Brad Shields; George Kruis, Maro Itoje; Kyle Sinckler, Dylan Hartley (co-capt), Alec Hepburn.

On England's preparation ahead of Saturday, Jones said: "We've become very well organised in our set piece and have done a lot of good work in Portugal over the last week".

"Against South Africa you have got the physical battle up front and then you have to be tactically smart in how you attack against them". "We have put in a new defence system and our attack looks more organised than it was on the South Africa tour".

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Moreover, the visitors have been bolstered by the return of Keiron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Andre Russel and Carlos Brathwaite . He has received the backing of his captain Virat Kohli and had a brilliant series against West Indies .

Backs: 15. Elliot Daly 14.

Elsewhere in a revamped back division, Ben Te'o has been selected at inside centre despite being limited to only 28 minutes of rugby since May due to thigh and calf injuries.

Chris Ashton has failed to make the matchday 23 altogether with Jonny May and Jack Nowell preferred on the wings. Owen Farrell (co-captain) 9.

Completing the backline is Henry Slade's inclusion at outside centre, the position he filled throughout the 2-1 series defeat by the Springboks in June. Dylan Hartley (co-captain) 3.

England lost lock Maro Itoje to the sinbin in the first half for killing the ball at a ruck. George Kruis 6. Brad Shields 7.