Owen Farrell England recalls Ford for RWC semifinal against NZ

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TOKYO (AP) — England coach Eddie Jones made a bold and attacking call Thursday in restoring flyhalf George Ford to the team for the Rugby World Cup semifinal against New Zealand, a move that will see Owen Farrell shift to the centers.

Farrell, England’s captain, seemed more at home as a No. 10 in the 40-16 win over Australia in the quarterfinals last weekend, with Henry Slade having some game-defining moments at inside center.

But in Jones’ only change to his starting lineup a week on, Slade drops to the bench for Saturday’s game to make room for the recall of Ford in what the coach called a “horses for courses” selection.

“Work rate is going to be important,” Jones said. “Whenever you play against New Zealand, yo

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