Pool B latest – Wilko to front Scots
28 Sep 2011
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Wilko to front Scots – Ben Youngs and Jonny Wilkinson will start at 9 and 10 for England in the do-or-die pool match on Saturday.
Courtney Lawes has been reinstated after returning from suspension, while James Haskell is favoured at No 8 ahead of Nick Easter.
England – 15. Ben Foden, 14. Chris Ashton, 13. Manu Tuilagi, 12. Mike Tindall, 11. Delon Armitage, 10. Jonny Wilkinson, 9. Ben Youngs, 8. James Haskell, 7. Lewis Moody (c), 6. Tom Croft, 5. Courtney Lawes, 4. Louis Deacon, 3. Dan Cole, 2. Steve Thompson, 1. Matt Stevens.
Subs: 16. Dylan Hartley, 17. Alex Corbisiero, 18. Tom Palmer, 19. Nick Easter, 20. Richard Wigglesworth, 21. Toby Flood, 22. Matt Banahan.
Scots change six - Scotland have made six changes for their decisive clash with England in Auckland on Saturday.
Alistair Kellock returns to captain a side that shows three changes in the pack and three in the backs. Euan Murray returns to the front row in place of Geoff Cross, Kellock replaces Jim Hamilton in the second row and Richie Vernon comes in for Kelly Brown at No 8.
In the backs, Mike Blair starts at scrumhalf in place of Rory Lawson, Simon Danielli replaces Graeme Morrison with Sean Lamont switching to inside centre after playing left wing last week. Finally, Joe Ansbro returns at outside centre. Nick De Luca drops to the bench.
Scotland need to win the match by more than seven points and hope Argentina gain a four-try bonus-point in their match against Georgia on Sunday.