Late change for Poms
15 Jun 2012
New Zealand-born Thomas Waldrom will replace Phil Dowson on England’s bench for the second Test of the series against the Springboks.
Dowson is suffering from a tight hamstring sustained in training and it was decided not to risk him at Ellis Park. Waldrom was impressive against the SA Barbarians in Kimberley on Wednesday, and will add some punch to the gainline fight when he is introduced.
England – 15 Ben Foden, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 David Strettle, 10 Toby Flood, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Ben Morgan, 7 Chris Robshaw (c), 6 Tom Johnson, 5 Geoff Parling, 4 Mouritz Botha, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley, 1 Joe Marler.
Subs: 16 Lee Mears, 17 Alex Corbisiero, 18 Tom Palmer, 19 Thomas Wadrom, 20 Lee Dickson, 21 Owen Farrell, 22 Alex Goode.