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Owen Farrell back at fly-half for England

9 monthes ago   |   By Planet Rugby

England head coach Eddie Jones has named a strong starting line-up to play Australia in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final in Oita on Saturday.
Captain Owen Farrell is named at fly-half with Manu Tuilagi and Henry Slade selected as the centre pairing.
Jonny May will make his 50th appearance for England on Saturday and is named on the left wing with Anthony Watson on the right. Elliot Daly is selected at full-back.
Billy Vunipola starts at number eight having recovered from injury with Tom Curry and Sam Underhill named as flankers.
Mako Vunipola makes his first start in Japan having played...
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England drop George Ford with Owen Farrell at fly-half for Australia clash

England drop George Ford with Owen Farrell at fly-half for Australia clash

9 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Captain restored at No 10 for Saturday's quarter-final Eddie Jones springs major surprise in benching Ford Eddie Jones has sprung a huge surprise by dropping George Ford and naming Owen Farrell at fly-half for England's World Cup quarter-final against Australia on Saturday. Ford has been among England's best performers at the World Cup so far but Jones has opted to restore his captain to the No 10 jersey. Henry Slade comes in at outside centre with Manu Tuilagi moving to No 12 while Mako Vunipola comes in at loosehead prop for his first start since May following a hamstring injury...
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George Ford DROPPED as England prefer Owen Farrell at fly-half against Australia

George Ford DROPPED as England prefer Owen Farrell at fly-half against Australia

9 monthes ago   |   By The Mirror

There are clear echoes of 2015 World Cup when Ford was axed for England's two most important games against Wales and Australia. They lost both
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England v Australia: Billy Vunipola back from injury to start in World Cup quarter-final clash

9 monthes ago   |   By Evening Standard

Billy Vunipola has been named to start in England's World Cup quarter-final against Australia having overcome injury, but Eddie Jones has dropped a selection bombshell by moving his captain Owen Farrell back to fly-half.
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England vs Australia team news: George Ford dropped as Owen Farrell returns to fly-half for Rugby World Cup quarter-final

9 monthes ago   |   By The Independent

Eddie Jones has made the shock decision to drop one of his form players in Ford and bring Henry Slade into the midfield, moving Manu Tuilagi to inside centre, while Mako Vunipola and Courtney Lawes are also selected int he starting line-up
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George Ford DROPPED by England coach Eddie Jones for Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Australia

George Ford DROPPED by England coach Eddie Jones for Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Australia

9 monthes ago   |   By Daily Mail

CHRIS FOY IN JAPAN: Eddie Jones has delivered a World Cup selection shock by dropping the in-form George Ford, to allow captain Owen Farrell to start at 10 in a reshuffled, reinforced midfield line-up.
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Rugby World Cup: George Ford DROPPED as Owen Farrell starts at fly-half in Australia quarter-final

Rugby World Cup: George Ford DROPPED as Owen Farrell starts at fly-half in Australia quarter-final

9 monthes ago   |   By The Sun

GEORGE FORD has sensationally been dropped for the huge quarterfinal with Australia.
Boss Eddie Jones has benched England's best player of the World Cup and moved skipper Owen Farrell back to fly-half.
George Ford, right, has been dropped for England's biggest game in Japan - despite being their best player
In the centres Manu Tuilagi is partnered by Henry Slade who makes his first start of the tournament in the 13 shirt.
And in the pack Mako Vunipola comes in for Joe Marler and Courtney Lawes starts ahead of George Kruis in the engine room.
Jones said: “Once you get to the quarter-finals...
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