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Dolly called into England matchday squad

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Nic Dolly has been called into the England matchday squad for the first time for Saturday’s Test match against South Africa.

The 22-year-old Leicester Tigers hooker, who made his club debut last April, is named among the replacements for the final match in the autumn series.

Full-back Freddie Steward wins his fifth cap and scrum-half Ben Youngs wears the England shirt for a 112th time.

Their Tigers clubmate Jasper Wiese is among the South Africa replacements.

National coach Eddie Jones said: “This is our biggest game of the season and the final game of the autumn campaign and we want to finish with a bang.
“We’ve been really pleased with the preparation this week and how the team has continued to develop over the past month.

“Now we want to put on our best performance this autumn in front of a capacity 82,000 crowd at Twickenham.”

The non-selected players will return to their clubs on Thursday, as per an agreement with clubs, PRL and the RPA.
England v South Africa a 3.15pm kick-off with live coverage on Amazon Prime Sport and TalkSPORT.

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)
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)