Launchbury to start for England

11:08 23 November 2012

Former St John's School pupil Joe Launchbury, 21, made his debut for England against Fiji at Twickenham last Saturday. Copywright Dave Rogers/RFU via Getty Images.

Former St John's School pupil Joe Launchbury, 21, made his debut for England against Fiji at Twickenham last Saturday. Copywright Dave Rogers/RFU via Getty Images.

Archant

Former St John’s School pupil Joe Launchbury will start his first Test for England in Saturday’s third QBE International against South Africa at Twickenham Stadium (2.30pm, live on SkySports HD).

The 21-year-old London Wasps lock has impressed off the bench against Fiji and Australia and gets his chance in a side showing six changes.

Tom Wood (Northampton Saints) and Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby) take over from Tom Johnson and Thomas Waldrom at No 6 and 8 respectively, while Alex Corbisiero comes in for Joe Marler at loosehead prop.

Mike Brown (Harlequins) replaces Charlie Sharples on the left wing and Ben Youngs partners Leicester Tigers’ team-mate Toby Flood at halfback.

There are also call-ups to the bench for the first time in this series for James Haskell, Mouritz Botha and Jonathan Joseph.

England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: “We have picked a team that will give us the best chance of beating South Africa. There were some tight calls, which is what you want as coaches, but the players we have brought into start have been training well, will bring a real motivation to make the most of their opportunity and will suit the challenge we face against a tough and physical South African team.”

London Wasps lock Tom Palmer is continuing to be treated for a mild calf injury.

England (v South Africa, 2.30pm Saturday, Twickenham Stadium)

15. Alex Goode (Saracens, 4 caps)

14. Chris Ashton (Saracens, 27 caps)

13. Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 15 caps)

12. Brad Barritt (Saracens, 9 caps)

11. Mike Brown (Harlequins, 9 caps)

10. Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers, 52 caps)

9. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 26 caps)

1. Alex Corbisiero (London Irish, 16 caps)

2. Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 2 cap)

3. Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 33 caps)

4. Joe Launchbury (London Wasps, 2 caps)

5. Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers, 10 caps)

6. Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, 11 caps)

7. Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, capt, 10 caps)

8. Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby, 7 caps)

Replacements

16. David Paice (London Irish, 4 caps)

17. David Wilson (Bath Rugby, 21 caps)

18. Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 2 cap)

19. Mouritz Botha (Saracens, 9 caps)

20 James Haskell (London Wasps, 43 caps)

21. Danny Care (Harlequins, 35 caps)

22. Owen Farrell (Saracens, 10 caps)

23. Jonathan Joseph (London Irish, 3 caps)

Other Sport Stories

11:50

The first action of 2017 in the Honiton Netball League saw the top two Division One sides in action, writes Graham Ingram.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:20

Sidmouth A made it two wins from two outings in the Sidmouth Leisure Centre Indoor Cricket League with victory over Clyst Hydon A.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:00

Sidmouth Warriors Under-9s defeated Lympstone B 7-0 when the pair met in an Exeter Youth League game.

Read more
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sidmouth Town sprung a big South West Peninsula League Eastern Division surprise with a 5-3 win at Appledore.

Read more
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sidmouth ladies welcomed the Devon Lady Patrons for an enjoyable afternoon of bowls followed by a lovely afternoon tea, writes Susie Bonnell

Read more
Friday, January 13, 2017

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s teams return to action this Saturday (January 14).

Read more
Friday, January 13, 2017

Ottery St Mary became the first team to stop the winning run of Macron League Four leaders Thorverton as they held the Thors to a 2-2 draw in Mid Devon.

Read more
Friday, January 13, 2017

Sidmouth Running Club had one senior and two junior members involved at the South West Club and County Cross Country Championships, held at Exeter Racecourse, writes Terry Bewes.

Read more
Friday, January 13, 2017

Last weekend saw N1 Tri Club stage their annual awards evening at Escot Village Hall.

Read more
Friday, January 13, 2017

Sidmouth duo Jane Painter and Jill Bishop made further progress in the National Pairs competition last Saturday, writes Susie Bonnell.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up


Show Job Lists


Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications