Eddie Jones has named the England team to play Samoa this weekend.
England team to play Samoa:
10 Ford (C)
7 Robshaw (C)
The big call here is Dylan Hartley starts on the bench for the first time under Eddie Jones, with Jamie George getting a chance to impress from the start. Elsewhere big Charlie Ewels comes into the second row, with Nick Isiekwe on the bench, as Jones continues to grow England’s enviable strength in depth at lock.
Owen Farrell, Jonathan Joseph and Mako Vunipola have been rested, so there is a start for Alex Lozowski at 12, while Henry Slade gets a chance in his preferred outside centre role. For Vunipola, Ellis Genge starts at loosehead, with Joe Marler on the bench.
Other notable changes include Danny Care getting a run at 9 after his final-minutes fireworks against Australia, Sam Simmonds (as expected) replaces the injured Nathan Hughes, while Chris Robshaw packs down in the 7 shirt and Maro Itoje in the 6. Expect them to play left/right flanker though, rather than the conventional openside/blindside.
As against the Barbarians in May, Robshaw and George Ford have been named co-captains.
What do you think of the lineup?