Mako Vunipola starts as England make four changes for South Africa

Mako Vunipola starts for England, with Manu Tuilagi making his 50th appearance; South Africa visit Twickenham for the final match of the autumn on Saturday

Last Updated: 24/11/22 11:45am

Mako Vunipola will start for the first time since 2021

Eddie Jones has made four changes to his England side to take on South Africa in the final match of the autumn on Saturday, with Mako Vunipola earning his first start since the 2021 Six Nations.
Tommy Freeman, Jamie George and Alex Coles also come into the starting line-up, with Ellis Genge, Jack Nowell, Sam Simmonds and Luke Cowan-Dickie moving onto the bench.The match marks George’s first start at hooker in the Series, with Freeman making his first appearance of the Autumn Nations on the wing. Twitter Due to your consent preferences, you’re not able to view this Privacy Options It will also be a special moment for Manu Tuilagi who makes his 50th appearance for England at outside centre after making his debut for England against Wales in August 2011.Jack Van Poortvfliet has retained his starting jersey and will line up alongside Marcus Smith at fly-half, with captain Owen Farrell in the centre.Maro Itoje and Jonny Hill stay at lock with Coles joining Tom Curry at flanker and Billy Vunipola in at No.8.Last weekend’s double-try scorer Will Stuart is named on the bench along with Cowan-Dickie, David Ribbans, Simmonds, Ben Youngs, Henry Slade and vice-captains Genge and Nowell. Last time out, England fought back to clinch a draw with New Zealand. The two sides last faced each other in November 2021, where Englan …

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