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Genge promoted to starting line-up

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Ellis Genge joins club colleagues Ben Youngs and George Ford in England's starting line-up for Sunday’s Autumn Nations Cup Final against France.

Head coach Eddie Jones has called up Genge following the withdrawal through injury of Mako Vunipola. Ford and Youngs are paired are half-back.

England reached the final after topping Pool A with wins over Wales, Ireland and Georgia.
Jones said: “We’re really looking forward to this final, playing France and having another chance to win a trophy this autumn.
“Over the past two months the players have put in real effort, worked very hard on and off the pitch and have met the protocols and new ways of working.
“This has been another positive learning week with tough, hard training and we’re looking forward to getting on the pitch in front of our fans and playing a good game of rugby.”
England v France is live on Amazon Prime and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra.
England (v France, Sunday 2.00pm)

15 Elliot Daly (Saracens, 46 caps)
14 Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 45 caps)
13 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 33 caps)
12 Owen Farrell (C) (Saracens, 87 caps)
11 Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 60 caps)
10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 71 caps)
9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 103 caps)

1 Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 22 caps)
2 Jamie George (Saracens, 53 caps)
3 Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 39 caps)
4 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 42 caps)
5 Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 68 caps)
6 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 27 caps)
7 Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 21 caps)
8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 55 caps)
16 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 25 caps)
17 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 71 caps)
18 Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 7 caps)
19 Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 3 caps)
20 Ben Earl (Bristol Bears, 7 caps)
21 Dan Robson (Wasps, 6 caps)
22 Max Malins (Bristol Bears, 2 caps)
23 Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 4 caps)