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Ashton starts as Eddie changes 3 for All Blacks Test

08 November 2018 12:37 PM
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London - Chris Ashton and Sam Underhill are set to start for England against New Zealand after coach Eddie Jones made three changes to his side for Saturday's match against the All Blacks at Twickenham.

Ashton, who ended a four-year England exile when coming off the bench in last week's 12-11 win at home to South Africa, is on the right wing in place of Jack Nowell.

Underhill comes in at openside flank after an ankle injury ruled out Tom Curry.

Jones made one other change when announcing his starting XV on Thursday, with Ben Moon named at loosehead prop for what will be England's first match against New Zealand in four years.

Jones said: “The expectation for Saturday is no different to any other Test match. We want to be at our best, better than we were in the previous Test match and we want to play with pride and passion which ignites the fan.

"It’s been a good week, the players have recovered well, trained well on Tuesday, exceptionally well on Wednesday and we look forward to the challenge of taking on New Zealand on Saturday.

“The crowd last week was wonderful, we had great support and enthusiasm for the game and they saw a great Test match and I’m sure on Saturday they will see another.”

Also read: Smith to become most-capped All Blacks No 9

Source: sport24.co.za

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