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Marchant and Smith to start against South Africa

Thursday, 18th November 2021 @ 15:30



Harlequins pair Joe Marchant and Marcus Smith will start for England against South Africa this weekend

England Head Coach Eddie Jones has named four Harlequins in the matchday squad to face South Africa this Saturday, with backs Marchant and Smith included in the starting line-up, with Joe Marler and Alex Dombrandt to feature from the bench.

Smith retains his starting role following victory against Australia last weekend, while Marchant will enjoy his first game of this year’s Autumn Nations Series starting on the wing.

Dombrandt and Marler are named by Jones amongst the Finishers with Dombrandt looking to build upon an impressive performance off the bench against the Wallabies last weekend, while Marler returns to the 23 having observed isolation last week having tested positive for COVID-19.

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England XV

15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 4 caps)
14. Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 6 caps)
13. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 42 caps)
12. Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks, 45 caps)
11. Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 68 caps)
10. Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 4 caps)
9. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 111 caps)
1. Bevan Rodd (Sale Sharks, 1 cap)
2. Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons, 4 caps)
3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 46 caps)
4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, 50 caps)
5. Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 11 caps)
6. Courtney Lawes (C) (Northampton Saints, 89 caps)
7. Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 26 caps)
8. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 35 caps)

FINISHERS

16. Nic Dolly (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)
17. Joe Marler (Harlequins, 73 caps)
18. Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 14 caps)
19. Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 25 caps)
20. Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 8 caps)
21. Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 3 caps)
22. Raffi Quirke (Sale Sharks, 1 cap)
23. Max Malins (Saracens, 9 caps)

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