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Ford and Watson start against Uruguay

6 October 2015

George Ford and Anthony Watson will start England’s final Pool A game in the Rugby World Cup against Uruguay on Saturday, kick-off 20.00.

They are joined in the squad by Bath Rugby teammates Jonathan Joseph and David Wilson, who are both named on the bench.

England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: “Brad Barritt (arm) and Courtney Lawes (knee) are not available this weekend and Ben Morgan (dead leg) and Ben Youngs (ankle) will not be able to train fully until Thursday.

“This is an opportunity for us to finish the tournament with a strong performance against Uruguay and a chance for the likes of young players such as Jack Nowell and Henry Slade to play in a World Cup.

“We owe it to ourselves and the supporters who have been brilliant throughout. This is an important game for rugby in the north of England and we want to give those people who have been looking forward to this game something to cheer about.”

England team to face Uruguay

15  Alex Goode

14 Anthony Watson

13 Henry Slade

12 Owen Farrell

11 Jack Nowell

10 George Ford

9 Danny Care

1 Mako Vunipola

2 Tom Youngs

3 Dan Cole

4 Joe Launchbury

5 Geoff Parling

6 James Haskell

7 Chris Robshaw ( c )

8 Nick Easter

Replacements 

16 Jamie George

17 Joe Marler

18 David Wilson

19 George Kruis

20 Tom Wood

21 Richard Wigglesworth

22 Jonathan Joseph

23 Mike Brown

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