Mako Vunipola Australia v England: Eddie Jones names his Rugby World Cup quarterfinal team

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Owen Farrell has moved to first-five to replace George Ford and Henry Slade has been drafted into a reworked midfield combination with Manu Tuilangi among three changes to England’s XV to play Australia in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday (kickoff 8.15pm NZT).

Mako Vunipola will return at loosehead in place of Joe Marler, and Courtney Lawes will start in the second row at the expense of George Kruis. Ford, Marler and Kruis were all included on the eight-man reserves bench.

Mako Vunipola Owen Farrell has been shifted back to first-five for England's quarterfinal against the Wallabies.


Owen Farrell has been shifted back to first-five for England’s quarterfinal against the Wallabies.

Vunipola has recovered from a hamstring strain and will make his first start of the tournament. Billy Vunipola has overcome an ankle injury and will start at No 8.

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Farrell’s shift from 12 to 10 and Tuilanga’s move from outside to inside centere to create a spot for Slade was done with defense in mind.

“Australia are a clever team, they will have some specific attacking strategies to play against us so we need to have a great situational awareness,” head coach Edd

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