With the British & Irish Lions in South Africa, England gave up 11 players and Eddie Jones is betting young values will surprise next Sunday against the USA at Twickenham, live on ESPN and ESPN 3 from 9.50 (Argentine time). Of the XV that will take to the field, there will be 8 players who will officially wear the pink shirt for the first time.
One of the bets is the inclusion of Marcus Smith, the starter of the brand new Premiership champion, Harlequins, who will have his first game. In the middle pair they will have Harry Randall, the Bristol scrum half who will also make his team debut. Freddie Stewart will be the fullback. Lewis Ludlow will be the team captain and they will accompany you on the third line Callum Chick.
Competing for the 8 rookies are off hooker Curtis Langdon, Leicester mainstay Joe Heyes and Josh McNally’s second row. For Eddie Jones, this match for his team “is the opportunity to show what they can do and leave their mark with England.” “Now it’s about uniting as a team, consolidating ourselves and putting on a good performance over the weekend,” added the coach.
ENGLAND: 15- Freddie Steward; 14- Joe Cokanasiga, 13- Henry Slade, 12- Ollie Lawrence, 11- Max Malins; 10- Marcus Smith, 9- Harry Randall; 8- Callum Chick, 7- Sam Underhill, 6- Lewis Ludlow (c); 5- Charlie Ewels, 4- Josh McNally; 3- Joe Heyes, 2- Curtis Langdon, 1- Ellis Genge.
Alternates: 16- Jamie Blamire, 17- Beno Obano, 18- Trevor Davison, 19- Ted Hill, 20- Ben Curry, 21- Lewis Ludlam, 22- Dan Robson, 23- Jacob Umaga.