George Ford back as flyhalf for England against Australia

BY foxsports • June 16, 2016

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) England coach Eddie Jones made two changes for Saturday's second test against Australia, handing starts to flyhalf George Ford and winger Jack Nowell.

Owen Farrell shifts to inside center to accommodate Ford, while Nowell replaces Marland Yarde, who drops out of the squad.

Ford and Nowell were on the reserves bench for the first test won 39-28 by England last weekend in Brisbane.

Jones says on Thursday ''it's a 23 that suits the way we want to play ... George and Owen playing together gives us two great kicking options, and Jack is a high work-rate player.''

Australia made four changes to its starting lineup on Wednesday, including a new-look front row.

The teams will play a third test on June 25 in Sydney.

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