Autumn Internationals: Jonny May returns for England as Eddie Jones changes five for Japan | Rugby Union News

Last update: 10/11/22 11:24

Jonny May returns for England as head coach Eddie Jones makes five changes for Saturday’s home test match against Japan.

May replaces Joe Cokanasiga with Jack van Poortvliet selected to start at scrum half. Owen Farrell will lead England to Twickenham and earn his 99th international cap.

Sam Simmonds receives the No.8 shirt in place of Billy Vunipola, who comes on the bench. Manu Tuilagi will also be among the substitutes as Guy Porter joins captain Farrell in midfield.

England: 15 Freddie Steward, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Guy Porter, 12 Owen Farrell (c), 11 Jonny May, 10 Marcus Smith, 9 Jack van Poortvliet, 1 Ellis Genge, 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 4 David Ribbans, 5 Jonny Hill, 6 Maro Itoje, 7 Tom Curry, 8 Sam Simmonds.

Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Mako Vunipola, 18 Joe Heyes, 19 Alex Coles, 20 Billy Vunipola, 21 Ben Youngs, 22 Henry Slade, 23 Manu Tuilagi.

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