England & Australia tops in Super Saturday sizzler

Tune in to Twickenham for the best of this weekend’s international rugby matches. It will be England, the world’s second best team, against the Wallabies, ranked three in the world. And with former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones in charge of England, there’s sure to be more spice to the occasion.

Jones’s England have won 20 from 21 Tests in the last 18 months, with the only defeat being against Ireland in Dublin. They have also won the Six Nations in successive seasons since Jones became the coach.

Australia is on a late season winning surge, having beaten the Pumas, All Blacks, Japan and Ireland in the last month. They also drew twice against the Springboks.

Jones, whose England beat the Wallabies four successive times last year, described the current Wallabies as the best team in the world and the form team of November.

The All Blacks, ranked one in the world since November 2009, play Scotland at Murrayfield and the Springboks complete Super Saturday with a late night kick-off (SA time 22.00) against France in Paris.

Allister Coetzee’s Springboks are nine from 22 and his opposite number Guy Noves is seven from 20. Both teams are struggling for form and both teams conceded 38 points last weekend to Ireland and New Zealand respectively.

 

Kick-off times

15:00

Italy vs Argentina

15:00

Romania vs Samoa

16:30

England vs Australia

Teams:

England

15 Anthony Watson; 14 Jonny May, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Elliot Daly; 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs; 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Chris Robshaw, 5 Courtney Lawes, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley, 1 Mako Vunipola

Substitutes: 16 Jamie George, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Harry Williams, 19 Maro Itoje, 20 Sam Simmonds, 21 Danny Care, 22 Henry Slade, 23 Semesa Rokoduguni

Australia

15 Kurtley Beale; 14 Marika Koroibete, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Reece Hodge; 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Will Genia; 8 Sean McMahon, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Ned Hanigan; 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Rob Simmons; 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Scott Sio

Substitutes: 16 Stephen Moore, 17 Tom Robertson, 18 Allan Alaalatoa, 19 Matt Philip, 20 Ben McCalman, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Karmichael Hunt, 23 Henry Speight

16:30

Wales vs Georgia

18:15

Japan vs Tonga

19:15

Scotland vs New Zealand

Teams:

Scotland

15 Stuart Hogg; 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Alex Dunbar, 11 Lee Jones; 10 Finn Russell, 9 Ali Price; 8 Cornell du Preez, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 John Barclay; 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Ben Toolis; 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 Stuart McInally, 1 Darryl Marfo

Substitutes: 16 George Turner, 17 Jamie Bhatti, 18 Simon Berghan, 19 Grant Gilchrist, 20 Luke Hamilton, 21 Henry Pyrgos, 22 Pete Horne, 23 Byron McGuigan

New Zealand

15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Ryan Crotty, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Rieko Ioane, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Sam Cane, 6 Vaea Fifita, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Nepo Laulala 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Kane Hames

Substitutes: 16 Nathan Harris, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 19 Liam Squire, 20 Matt Todd, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Lima Sopoaga, 23 Anton Lienert-Brown.

19:30

Ireland vs Fiji

22:00

France vs South Africa

Teams:

France

15 Nans Ducuing; 14 Teddy Thomas, 13 Geoffrey Doumayrou, 12 Mathieu Bastareaud, 11 Yoann Huget; 10 Anthony Belleau, 9 Antoine Dupont; 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Kevin Gourdon, 6 Judicael Cancoriet; 5 Paul Gabrillagues, 4 Sebastien Vahaamahina; 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Guilhem Guirado (captain), 1Jefferson Poirot

Substitutes: 16 Clement Maynadier, 17 Sebastien Taofifenua, 18 Daniel Kotze, 19 Paul Jedrasiak, 20 Anthony Jelonch, 21 Baptiste Serin, 22Francois Trinh-Duc, 23 Damian Penaud

Springboks

15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth (captain), 3 Wilco Louw 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi , 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Trevor Nyakane , 19 Franco Moster, 20 Dan du Preez, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Damian de Allende

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