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England face old rivals Australia in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final clash in Kyushu.
Eddie Jones’ side were last in action a fortnight ago when they put Argentina to the sword with the typhoon in Tokyo forcing their clash with France to be cancelled.
Jones has made changes to his side for the last eight encounter with George Ford the big name casualty.
Owen Farrell has been selected in his place at fly-half with Henry Slade coming in to the side.
George Kruis has also been dropped to the bench with Courtney Lawes starting, while Billy and Mako Vunipola have been declared fit to start.
England: Daly; Watson, Slade, Tuilagi, May; Farrell, Youngs; M Vunipola, George, Sinckler; Itoje, Lawes; Curry, Underhill, B Vunipola.Replacements: Cowan-Dickie, Marler, Cole, Kruis, Ludlam, Heinz, Ford, Joseph.
Australia: Beale; Hodge, Petaia, Kerevi, Koroibete; Lealiifano, Genia; Alaalatoa, Latu, Sio; Arnold, Rodda; Naisarani, Hooper, Pocock.Replacements: Uelese, Slipper, Tupou, Coleman, Salakaia-Loto, White, Toomua, O’Connor.
Follow all the action from the World Cup quarter-final clash in Kyushu. Kick-off is at 8:15am (UK).
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Billy Vunipola sends warning to England teammates
England go into today’s win-or-bust Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Australia with Billy Vunipola warning his team mates: “Turn up or we go home”.
For the first time since the Wallabies eliminated them from the last tournament in 2015, England face a straight knockout match.
Four years of hard toil and painstaking preparation come down to 80 minutes in Japan and Vunipola was blunt when he addressed his team mates.
The Saracens star said: “I told the lads, ‘this could be our last session’. I said it just to check the boys and I had a few stares. They laughed it off, but I was, like, ‘I am being serious, if we don’t turn up, we are going home’.
“You don’t want to live in fairyland because you get to Sunday and it’s done, and that’s when the excuses come up.
“We know if we can keep playing the way we have been playing, but just that little bit better, we will be in a good place.”
Paul Grayson’s column
A little bit of pre-match reading for you here in the form of Paul Grayson’s column.
The 2003 World Cup winner has spoken about Eddie Jones’ decision t
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