Dylan Hartley will start at hooker for the England rugby team in this weekend’s game against Australia at Twickenham in London.
Hartley, who came off the bench to score England’s only try in a 26-16 loss to New Zealand three days ago, replaces Steve Thompson. Manager Martin Johnson made one other change to his squad for the Nov. 13 Test, adding Simon Shaw as a substitute for the injured David Attwood.
England Squad: 15 - Ben Foden (Northampton Saints) 14 - Mark Cueto (Sale Sharks) 13 - Mike Tindall (Gloucester Rugby) 12 - Shontayne Hape (Bath Rugby) 11 - Chris Ashton (Northampton Saints) 10 - Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers) 9 - Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers) 1 - Andrew Sheridan (Sale Sharks) 2 - Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) 3 - Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers) 4 - Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints) 5 - Tom Palmer (Stade Francais) 6 - Tom Croft (Leicester Tigers) 7 - Lewis Moody (Bath Rugby, captain) 8 - Nick Easter (Harlequins) Substitutes: 16 - Steve Thompson (Leeds Carnegie) 17 - David Wilson (Bath Rugby) 18 - Simon Shaw (London Wasps) 19 - Hendre Fourie (Leeds Carnegie) 20 - Danny Care (Harlequins) 21 - Charlie Hodgson (Sale Sharks) 22 - Delon Armitage (London Irish)
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