England make 10 changes for World Cup game against Argentina

Manu Tuilagi returns back to England line-up
Manu Tuilagi returns back to England line-up

England coach Eddie Jones has made 10 changes to the starting line-up for the upcoming World Cup game against Argentina to be played in Tokyo on Saturday.

Owen Farrell, who was among the replacements during the game against the United States of America returns to inside centre with George Ford at fly-half and Manu Tuilagi at outside centre.

Elliot Daly retains his fullback position and will form back three along with Jonny May and Anthony Watson at wings. Ben Youngs is set to play his 92nd Test for England after Dylan Hartley and Jason Leonard. Dan Cole will also level the scrum-half if he comes from the bench.

The front-row comprise of Kyle Sinckler, Joe Marler and Jamie George with Saracens duo George Kruis and Maro Itoje being the designated locks. Billy Vunipola and Tom Curry have retained their places with Sam Underhill joining them in back-row.

"We are in Tokyo for the first time and the players are excited to be here and have had a good week’s preparation so far. We know Argentina are a very good team and our players will be ready for the game," said Jones.

“Argentina is a completely different team from others we have played so far in the pool stages and are always about the physical contest.

"This week it’s about getting our game right, our set piece in a good place and making sure defensively we are organised and ready to find ways to score points against them.”

The bench also has Jack Nowell and Mako Vunipola as they aim to make a comeback from their respective injuries.

England: 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Manu Tuilagi, 12 Owen Farrell (c), 11 Jonny May, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Tom Curry, 5 George Kruis, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Jamie George, 1 Joe Marler

Replacements: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Mako Vunipola, 18 Dan Cole, 19 Courtney Lawes, 20 Lewis Ludlam, 21 Willi Heinz, 22 Henry Slade, 23 Jack Nowell

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