Freeman, Coles start
26 November, 2022, 10:08 am
LONDON – England’s Tommy Freeman will start as right wing against South Africa in their final November test on Saturday (Sunday Fiji time) while Alex Coles comes in as blindside flanker in the team named by coach Eddie Jones.
Freeman has been in the training squad throughout November and finally gets his chance to add to his two caps in place of Jack Nowell, who is named among the replacements.
Coles, who made his debut as lock against Argentina three weeks ago, is in for Sam Simmonds, who also moves to the bench.
In two other pack changes prop Mako Vunipola and hooker Jamie George move to the starting team, swapping places with replacements Ellis Genge and Luke Cowan-Dickie.
England will be desperate to end their November series with a win after their fightback draw against New Zealand, a convincing victory over Japan and an opening defeat by Argentina.
“This is our last game of the autumn and our chance to continue building on the improvements we have made throughout the matches,” Jones said.