Ford regains England No 10 jersey

England have made two changes to their starting lineup for the second Test against the Wallabies in Melbourne on Saturday.

George Ford starts at flyhalf, with Owen Farrell moving to inside centre, while Jack Nowell is reinstated on the left wing in place of Marland Yarde.

'We’ve picked a 23 to get the job done in Melbourne,' said England coach Eddie Jones. 'Throughout the week the players have shown they’re desperate to wear the red rose, which meant some close calls on selection.

'It’s a 23 that suits the way we want to play at AAMI Park. George and Owen playing together gives us two great kicking options and Jack is a high work-rate player.'

England – 15 Mike Brown, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Jack Nowell, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 James Haskell, 6 Chris Robshaw, 5 George Kruis, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley (c), 1 Mako Vunipola.
Subs: 16 Jamie George, 17 Matt Mullan, 18 Paul Hill, 19 Joe Launchbury, 20 Courtney Lawes, 21 Jack Clifford, 22 Danny Care, 23 Elliot Daly.

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