England team to play Australia: First summer test - Ruck

England team to play Australia: First summer test

Eddie Jones has named his England team to play Australia in the first of their three match series down under.

Farrell has been Jones’ first-choice captain since 2018 but has lost the role to Northampton flanker Courtney Lawes. 

Jones has selected three uncapped players in scrum-half Jack Van Poortvliet, centre Guy Porter and London Irish apprentice Henry Arundell on the bench.

Jones said:

“We have had very strong preparation for this game,””

We did some good recovery work in Fremantle and quality training in Perth. The squad has come together well since we met up last week.

“Picking the 23 out of this group of 36 was difficult.  We feel we have a well-balanced team which is ready for this improving Australia team.  We’ll take it to them from the start.”

What TV channel are the games on? 

The three Tests will be shown live on Sky Sports or NOW TV in the UK. 

England team to play Australia

England starting XV: F Steward (Leicester, 10 caps); J Nowell (Exeter, 39 caps), J Marchant (Harlequins, 12 caps), O Farrell,(Saracens, 94 caps), J Cokanasiga (Bath, 11 caps); M Smith (Harlequins, 10 caps), D Care (Harlequins, 84 caps); E Genge (Leicester, 36 caps), J George (Saracens, 66 caps), W Stuart (Bath, 20 caps), M Itoje (Saracens, 56 caps), J Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 12 caps), C Lawes (C) (Northampton, 93 caps), T Curry (Sale, 40 caps), B Vunipola (Saracens, 61 caps), 

Replacements: L Cowan-Dickie (Exeter, 34 caps), M Vunipola (Saracens, 67 caps), J Heyes (Leicester, 2 caps), O Chessum (Leicester, 2 caps), L Ludlam (Northampton, 11 caps), J van Poortvliet (Leicester, uncapped), G Porter (Leicester, uncapped), H Arundell (London Irish, uncapped).

England players wives and girlfriend arrive in Australia

A number of England internationals wives and girlfriends have arrived in Australia ahead of the mens three-match series against the Wallabies.

#1. Hollie Shearer – Girlfriend of Joe Marchant

The daughter of the all-time Premier League top goalscorer and England legend Alan, has confirmed she is dating Harlequins and England centre earlier this year.

The 25-year old singer has shared numerous shots with the popular speedster, who has represented his country four times.

Photos shared across social media suggest Hollie’s relationship with the 26-year-old is still in its early stages.