Danny Care, Lewis Ludlam start for England for decider against Australia

Danny Care returns to England line up
Danny Care returns to England line up

England coach Eddie Jones has made three changes to the starting line up for the series deciding Test against Australia to be played in Sydney on Saturday.

Danny Care returns back to the line up at the expense of Jack van Poortvliet, who drops to the bench. Care will form half back partnership with Marcus Smith while Owen Farrell is at inside centre forming midfield partnership with Guy Porter.

Jack Nowell will make his third start this series at right wing while Tommy Freeman starts at left with Freddie Steward at fullback.

The absence of Maro Itoje meant Ollie Chessum starts at second row joining Jonny Hill while Lewis Ludlam replaces the injured Sam Underhill at back row that also has skipper Courtney Lawes and last match's try-scorer Billy Vunipola.

Nicki Isiekwe could make his first appearance of the series when he comes off the bench.

"We've had a squad of 36 this tour who have competed hard and we're really proud of their efforts," Jones said.

"We go into this Test with a strong squad of 23. It's a young, inexperienced but together group who have developed well throughout this series.

"We want to play with purpose and energy to win the series and a historic Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground."

England XV: 15. Freddie Steward, 14. Jack Nowell, 13. Guy Porter, 12. Owen Farrell, 11. Tommy Freeman, 10. Marcus Smith, 9. Danny Care, 1. Ellis Genge, 2. Jamie George, 3. Will Stuart, 4. Ollie Chessum 5. Jonny Hill, 6. Courtney Lawes (captain), 7. Lewis Ludlam, 8. Billy Vunipola.

Reserves: 16. Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17. Mako Vunipola, 18. Joe Heyes, 19. Nick Isiekwe, 20. Jack Willis, 21. Jack van Poortvliet, 22. Will Joseph, 23. Henry Arundell.