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Eddie Jones makes FOUR changes to his England squad to face South Africa

Tommy Freeman was drafted as one of four substitutions for England’s series final against South Africa.

The young winger has taken over from Jack Nowell, while Eddie Jones has also shuffled his pack to take on Springbok’s bomb squad.

Mako Vunipola has replaced Ellis Genge on the front row, with Jamie George starting at Hooker ahead of Luke Cowan Dickie.

Lanky forward Alex Coles, who forms a triple lineout threat, has earned the No. 6 jersey ahead of Sam Simmonds.

“This is our last game of the fall and our chance to build on the improvements we’ve made in the games,” said head coach Eddie Jones, whose side drew against the All Blacks last week.

“We made steady progress from game to game, culminating in a vibrant draw against New Zealand.

“Now we have the chance to measure ourselves against the might of the world champions.

“We’re going out there to light the crowd. The support at Twickenham was excellent last week and we want to work hard on the pitch to ensure we have that kind of atmosphere again on Saturday.”

Freeman will join Jonny May and Freddie Steward in the back three.

Marcus Smith and Owen Farrell will maintain their 10-12 combination, with Manu Tuilagi poised to win his 50th wing-centre cap.


15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 16 caps)

14. Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints, 2 caps)

13. Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks, 49 caps)

12. Owen Farrell (C) (Saracens, 100 caps)

11. Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 71 caps)

10. Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 16 caps)

9. Jack van Poortvliet (Leicester Tigers, 6 caps)

1. Mark Vunipola (Saracens, 73 internationals)

2. Jamie George (Saracen, 71 caps)

3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 55 caps)

4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, 61 caps)

5. Jonny Hill (Sale Sharks, 18 caps)

6. Alex Coles (Northampton Saints, 2 caps)

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