Thu 8 Jul 2021 | 12:59

England v Canada - Teams and Predictions

England v Canada - Teams and Predictions
Thu 8 Jul 2021 | 12:59
England v Canada - Teams and Predictions
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Eddie Jones has named his side for England’s match against Canada at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday on July 10.

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Four players will make their England debuts, after 12 received their first cap in Sunday’s win against USA.

Backs Dan Kelly (inside centre) and Adam Radwan (left wing), join lock Harry Wells and Alex Dombrandt at No.8 for their first England appearances.

Lewis Ludlow will again captain the side at blindside flank, with Sam Underhill at open side flank.

Jamie Blamire (hooker) makes his first England start, with props Joe Heyes and Ellis Genge, who is vice-captain, and Charlie Ewels (lock) completing the tight five.

In attack, Marcus Smith stays at flyhalf and Harry Randall at scrumhalf. Henry Slade continues at outside centre, Freddie Steward is fullback and Joe Cokanasiga is on the right wing.

Curtis Langdon, Beno Obano, Paul Hill, Callum Chick, Lewis Ludlam, Dan Robson, George Furbank and Joe Marchant make up the finishers.


Jones said: “Our focus this camp is being as strong a 36-player squad as we can be and there has been a lot of hard work and intense competition.

“There is a responsibility on the 23 players selected to perform to their personal best.

“We want to go out there and put smiles on the faces of all the supporters watching at Twickenham and at home”

Predictions:

@rugby365com: England by 25 points

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Teams: 

England: 15 Freddie Steward, 14 Joe Cokanasiga, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Dan Kelly, 11 Adam Radwan, 10 Marcus Smith, 9 Harry Randall, 8 Alex Dombrandt, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Lewis Ludlow (captain), 5 Charlie Ewels, 4 Harry Wells, 3 Joe Heyes, 2 Jamie Blamire, 1 Ellis Genge.
Replacements: 16 Curtis Langdon, 17 Beno Obano, 18 Paul Hill, 19 Callum Chick, 20 Lewis Ludlam, 21 Dan Robson, 22 George Furbank, 23 Joe Marchant.

Canada:  15 Cooper Coats, 14 Cole Davi, 13 Ben Lesage, 12 Lachlan Kratz, 11 Kainoa Lloyd, 10 Peter Nelson 9 Ross Braude, 8 Siaki Vikilani, 7 Lucas Rumball, 6 Corey Thomas, 5 Conor Keys, 4 Reegan O’Gorman, 3 Jake Ilnicki, 2 Andrew Quattrin, 1 Djustice Sears-Duru.
Replacements: 16 Eric Howard , 17 Cole Keith, 18 Liam Murray, 19 Donald Carson, 20 Michael Smith, 21 Quinn Ngawati, 22 William Percillier, 23 Robbie Povey.

Date: Saturday, July 10
Venue: Twickenham Stadium, United Kingdom
Kick-off: 14.30 (14.30 GTM; 09.30 Canada Time)
Referee: Craig Evans (Wal)
Assistant referees: Pierre Brousset (FFR) and Chris Busby (Ire)
TMO: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

PV: 31
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