Four Sharks named in England squad to face Australia

Eddie Jones names four Sharks in his England Rugby sqaud to face Australia on Saturday. Tom Curry starts at number 8, whislt Manu Tuilagi moves from centre to the wing. Raffi Quirke and Bevan Rodd are both named as replacements. 

“We know this will be a tough test for us, we’re playing against a team who have been together a while and who have beat the world champions twice. As an Australian I know how much this game means,” said head coach Eddie Jones.

“We’ve had a really good week of preparation, we’re looking to improve our performance this week and I think this side is building well.”

In an unchanged forward pack from England’s 69-3 win over Tonga last weekend, Itoje is joined by lock Jonny Hill, hooker Jamie George and props Ellis Genge and Kyle Sinckler.

Courtney Lawes stays at blind-side flanker, Sam Underhill is open-side flanker and Tom Curry is at No. 8.

Bevan Rodd and Raffi Quirke could make their England debuts after being named as finishers. Jamie Blamire, Will Stuart, Charlie Ewels, Alex Dombrandt, Sam Simmonds and Max Malins make up the rest of the bench.

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