England Recalls Dan Cole for Rugby Match Against New ZealandPeter-Joseph Hegarty
England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster recalled prop Dan Cole for the match against top-ranked New Zealand at Twickenham in two days.
Cole’s return in place of David Wilson is the only change to the starting line-up in the 31-12 win over Argentina last weekend.
The All Blacks named winger Julian Savea to replace Cory Jane after the 26-19 win over France. Fly-half Dan Carter is set to win his 100th Test cap as New Zealand aims to reverse last December’s surprise 38-21 defeat to England, now third in the International Rugby Board rankings.
The visitors are also seeking to maintain their 100 percent record in 2013 after being unbeaten since that loss at Twickenham.
England: Mike Brown, Chris Ashton, Joel Tomkins, Billy Twelvetrees, Ben Foden, Owen Farrell, Lee Dickson, Billy Vunipola, Chris Robshaw (capt.), Tom Wood, Courtney Lawes, Joe Launchbury, Dan Cole, Dylan Hartley, Joe Marler.
Replacements: Tom Youngs, Matt Mullan, David Wilson, Geoff Parling, Ben Morgan, Ben Youngs, Toby Flood, Alex Goode.
New Zealand: Israel Dagg, Charles Piutau, Ben Smith, Ma’a Nonu, Julian Savea, Dan Carter, Aaron Smith, Kieran Read, Richie McCaw (capt.), Liam Messam, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Owen Franks, Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: Dane Coles, Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Luke Romano, Steven Luatua, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Aaron Cruden, Ryan Crotty.