Tommy Freeman to start for England against South Africa

Mako Vunipola returns for England
Mako Vunipola returns for England

England coach Eddie Jones has made four changes to the starting line up for the upcoming autumn international game against South Africa to be played at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday.

Northampton's Tommy Freeman returns after recovering from a foot injury to take place at right wing replacing Jack Nowell. Jamie George, who was on the bench in the game against New Zealand returns to front row along with Mako Vunipola, who replaces Ellis Genge.

Elsewhere Alex Coles returns at back row replacing Sam Simmonds in the number six jersey while Manu Tuilagi will make his 50th appearance for England.

"This is our last game of the autumn and our chance to continue building on the improvements we have made throughout the matches," said Jones.

"We have made steady progress from game-to-game, culminating in a pulsating draw against New Zealand.

"Now we have the chance to test ourselves against the might of the world champions.

"We're going out there to light the crowd up. The support at Twickenham was outstanding last week and we want to work hard on the pitch to make sure we have another atmosphere like that again on Saturday."

England: 15. Freddie Steward 14. Tommy Freeman, 13. Manu Tuilagi, 12. Owen Farrell (C), 11. Jonny May, 10. Marcus Smith 9. Jack van Poortvliet, 1. Mako Vunipola, 2. Jamie George, 3. Kyle Sinckler, 4. Maro Itoje, 5. Jonny, 6. Alex Coles, 7. Tom Curry, 8. Billy Vunipola

Reserves: 16. Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17. Ellis Genge, 18. Will Stuart, 19. David Ribbans, 20. Sam Simmonds, 21. Ben Youngs, 22. Henry Slade, 23. Jack Nowell