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Croft to start against Australia

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Tom Croft has been named in the England side to face Australia at Twickenham on Saturday (kick-off 2.30pm).

Leicester Tigers flanker Croft keeps his place in the back row after helping England get off to a winning start under Martin Johnson with a 39-13 victory against the Pacific Islanders.

Croft's Tigers teammates Harry Ellis and Toby Flood have been named among the replacements.

England team manager Johnson has made two changes to the starting line-up with Phil Vickery taking over from MattStevens at prop while Tom Palmer comes into the second row in place of Nick Kennedy. Simon Shaw takes Palmer’s place on the bench.

England (v Australia at Twickenham, Saturday, November 15, kick-off 2.30pm)
15 Delon Armitage (London Irish)
14 Paul Sackey (London Wasps)
13 Jamie Noon (Newcastle Falcons)
12 Riki Flutey (London Wasps)
11 Ugo Monye (Harlequins)
10 Danny Cipriani (London Wasps)
9 Danny Care (Harlequins)
1 Andrew Sheridan (Sale Sharks)
2 Lee Mears (Bath Rugby)
3 Phil Vickery (London Wasps)
4 Steve Borthwick (Saracens, captain)
5 Tom Palmer (London Wasps)
6 Tom Croft (Leicester Tigers)
7 Tom Rees (London Wasps)
8 Nick Easter (Harlequins)

16 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
17 Matt Stevens (Bath Rugby)
18 Simon Shaw (London Wasps)
19 James Haskell (London Wasps)
20 Michael Lipman (Bath Rugby)
21 Harry Ellis (Leicester Tigers)
22 Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers)

15 Adam Ashley-Cooper
14 Peter Hynes
13 Ryan Cross
12 Stirling Mortlock
11 Drew Mitchell
10 Matt Giteau
9 Luke Burgess
1 Benn Robinson
2 Stephen Moore
3 Al Baxter
4 Mark Chisholm
5 Nathan Sharpe
6 Hugh McMeniman
7 George Smith
8 Richard Brown

16 Tatafa Polota-Nau
17 Matt Dunning
18 Dean Mumm
19 Wycliff Palu
20 Sam Cordingley
21 Quade Cooper
22 Digby Ioane