England vs Australia Live

England vs Australia Live : Australia were rocked by Fiji in their opening group game, recovering from a sluggish start to launch a second-half fightback and secure a nail-biting victory. A thrilling 29-25 defeat by Wales followed, before Michael Cheika‘s side made amends with two lopsided victories against Uruguay and Georgia.

Teenager Jordan Petaia, who has won just two Test caps, comes in at centre for Australia, while Henry Slade has replaced George Ford in England’s starting XV.

Here is everything you need to know:

What time is kick-off?

England vs Australia kicks off at 8.15am (BST) on Saturday 19th October.

How can I watch it?

The game will be broadcast live on ITV1.

The match will also be available to live stream via the ITV Hub on smartphones, laptops and tablets.

Teams

England: Daly; Watson, Slade, Tuilagi, May; Farrell (c), Youngs; M Vunipola, George, Sinckler; Itoje, Lawes; Curry, Underhill, B Vunipola.

Australia: Beale; Hodge, Petaia, Kerevi, Koroibete; Lealiifano, Genia; Alaalatoa, Latu, Sio; Arnold, Rodda; Naisarani, Hooper (c), Pocock.

Odds

England to win: 4/11

Australia to win: 3/1

Draw: 28/1

Australia XV: Kurtley Beale; Reece Hodge, Jordan Petaia, Samu Kerevi, Marika Koroibete; Christian Lealiifano, Will Genia; Scott Sio, Tolu Latu, Allan Alaalatoa, Izack Rodda, Rory Arnold, David Pocock, Michael Hooper (C), Isi Naisarani.

Replacements: Jordan Uelese, James Slipper, Taniela Tupou, Adam Coleman, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Nic White, Matt Toomua, James O’Connor.

Under Eddie Jones, however, they have won all six of their meetings against the Wallabies, and will be favourites to make it seven out of seven in Oita.

Team news and line-ups
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Eddie Jones has sprung a big selection shock by switching Owen Farrell from inside centre to fly-half and dropping George Ford to the bench, with Manu Tuilagi stepping inside to 12 and Henry Slade coming into midfield.

It was England’s preferred 10-12-13 trio during the Six Nations and is no doubt designed at least in part to counteract the threat of imposing Wallabies centre Samu Kerevi.

No8 Billy Vunipola is fit to start after overcoming an ankle knock suffered against Argentina, while brother Mako replaces Joe Marler at loosehead.

Courtney Lawes is preferred to George Kruis in the second row.

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