[/sport/england_rugby_team/index.html Eddie Jones] is expected to name an experienced line-up for England's first Test match since lockdown, led by Owen Farrell as the primary playmaker in a revamped back line.
Seven of the 15 players who started the national team's last fixture, against Wales at Twickenham back on March 7, hoa tam giác mạch are unavailable for the [/sport/six_nations/index.html Six Nations] finale against [/news/italy/index.html Italy] in Rome on Saturday.
With George Ford, Manu Tuilagi, Courtney Lawes, kynghidongduong.vn Elliot Daly, Joe Marler and Mark Wilson all ruled out due to injury, and George Kruis preparing for a move to [/news/japan/index.html Japan], Jones is destined to fill various voids with established men.
Eddie Jones will name an experienced team for England's first Test match since lockdown
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Farrell is set to switch back to the No 10 shirt normally occupied by Ford, leaving two midfield spaces to fill as Tuilagi is recovering from Achilles surgery.
While Worcester rookie Ollie Lawrence has impressed in camp as a powerful carrier, the indications on Wednesday night were that Jones would opt for international pedigree, by pairing Henry Slade and Jonathan Joseph in the centre.
Slade has been in supreme form during Exeter's glorious campaign which led to an historic double of Premiership and Heineken Champions Cup titles.
The 27-year-old has always been a class act with a skilful repertoire but he appears to have acquired an extra layer of authority of late. He has come into camp with considerable personal belief.
Jones has repeatedly emphasised that he does not regard the forthcoming autumn schedule as an opportunity for experimentation.
They will be led by Owen Farrell (left) as the primary playmaker in a revamped back line
Farrell is set to switch back to the No 10 shirt normally occupied by George Ford (pictured)
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