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Owen Farrell Ruaridh McConnochie to make England Test debut against Wales after being named in World Cup squad as Eddie Jones makes three changes
- Ruaridh McConnochie was due to make his debut against Wales last Saturday
- But hip injury denied him Twickenham run-out, putting World Cup hopes at risk
- But Eddie Jones named him in 31-man squad to travel to Japan anyway
- His elevation to the XV comes at expense of club colleague Anthony Watson
By Chris Foy For Mailonline
Published:13:12 BST, 15 August 2019|Updated:14:03 BST, 15 August 2019
Ruaridh McConnochie will belatedly make his Test debut on Saturday – five days after being named in England’s World Cup squad as an uncapped bolter.
Bath’s former Team GB Sevens player was initially named to start in last Sunday’s tournament warm-up against Wales at Twickenham, which the hosts went on to win impressively, 33-19.
However, McConnochie was withdrawn from the team due to a minor hip injury, which left him wondering whether his hopes of earning selection to go to Japan next month had vanished.
Ruaridh McConnochie will belatedly make his Test debut on Saturday against Wales
ENGLAND TEAM TO PLAY WALES
E Daly (Saracens); R McConnochie (Bath), J Joseph (Bath), P Francis (Northampton), J Cokanasiga (Bath); G Ford (Leicester. kCapt), W Heinz (Gloucester. Vice-capt); E Genge (
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