England Selects Goode for Third Rugby Test Against South Africa
England coach Stuart Lancaster made six changes for the third rugby Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth, with Alex Goode set to make his first international start at fullback.
No. 8 Thomas Waldrom will also start for a first time, with Danny Care, James Haskell, Alex Corbisiero and Tom Palmer returning to the lineup for the June 23 match. Ben Foden moves from fullback to the left wing.
South Africa has an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
England Team: A Goode (Saracens); C Ashton (Northampton), J Joseph (London Irish), M Tuilagi (Leicester), B Foden (Northampton); T Flood (Leicester), D Care (Harlequins); A Corbisiero (London Irish), D Hartley (Northampton), D Cole (Leicester), T Palmer (Stade Francais), G Parling (Leicester), T Johnson (Exeter), J Haskell (Otago Highlanders), T Waldrom (Leicester). Replacements: L Mears (Bath), J Marler (Harlequins), M Botha (Saracens), P Dowson (Northampton), L Dickson (Northampton), O Farrell (Saracens), B Barritt (Saracens).