England team news: Eddie Jones set to let Billy Vunipola and Owen Farrell loose

According to reports, Eddie Jones is set to name a strong side for their World Cup opener against Tonga on Sunday.

Billy Vunipola set to start and the 10-12 alliance of George Ford and Owen Farrell likely to be deployed again.

The plan is to rotate the squad astutely for the first two Pool C fixtures — against the Pacific islanders and the USA.

Lewis Ludlam could also be in line to start in the back-row alongside Sam Underhill and Vunipola as Jones chooses not to risk Curry.

Jones will name his line-up later this morning.

PREDICTED XV: Daly, May, Tuilagi, Farrell, Cokanasiga, Ford, Youngs; Marler, George, Sinckler, Itoje, Lawes, Ludlam, Underhill, Vunipola


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