Wasps flanker Jack Willis, the Premiership’s Players’ Player of the year for 2019/20, will make his England Test debut on Saturday
Wasps flanker Jack Willis will make his England debut on Saturday against Georgia at Twickenham, having been named to start on the openside, while Worcester centre Ollie Lawrence will make his first Test start.
Elsewhere, for all the pre-match talk of head coach Eddie Jones deploying ‘hybrid’ players in the face of the strength of Georgia’s pack, there are no players who have been shifted from the forwards to the backs, or vice versa. Even the bench is a conventional five/three split.
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England: 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Jonathan Joseph, 13 Ollie Lawrence, 12 Henry Slade, 11 Jonny May, 10 Owen Farrell (c), 9 Ben Youngs, 1 Ellis Genge, 2 Jamie George, 3 Will Stuart, 4 Charlie Ewels, 5 Joe Launchbury, 6 Maro Itoje, 7 Jack Willis, 8 Billy Vunipola
Replacements: 16 Tom Dunn, 17 Mako Vunipola, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Ben Earl, 20 Tom Curry, 21 Dan Robson, 22 Max Malins, 23 Joe Marchant.