Six Nations 2020: England’s Jonny Hill to make debut against Italy


Jonny Hill playing for Exeter
Jonny Hill received the Champions Cup and Premiership with Exeter previous in October
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome Date: Saturday, 31 October Kick-off: 16:45 GMT
Coverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 Live with reside textual content on BBC Sport website online and app
Highlights: Watch on BBC Sport website online and app after the fit.

Exeter’s double-winning lock Jonny Hill will make his England debut in Saturday’s Six Nations fit against Italy in Rome.

Hill starred because the Chiefs received a home and European double this month and joins Maro Itoje in the second one row.

Scrum-half Ben Youngs wins his 100th cap, changing into the second one Englishman to achieve this after Jason Leonard.

England may seal the Six Nations identify with a win if the results of France v Ireland is going their approach.

Hooker Tom Dunn and backs Ollie Lawrence and Ollie Thorley are set for his or her debuts from the bench.

As smartly as Youngs, beginning hooker Jamie George reaches a milestone on the Stadio Olimpico as he wins his 50th cap.

With fly-half George Ford and centre Manu Tuilagi unavailable, captain Owen Farrell will get started at 10 and is joined by way of Henry Slade and Jonathan Joseph within the midfield.

Northampton’s George Furbank begins at full-back within the absence of the injured Elliot Daly.

Even with a bonus-point victory, England would no longer be showed Six Nations champions till after France play Ireland.

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England crew to face Italy

Furbank; Watson, Joseph, Slade, May; Farrell, Youngs; M Vunipola, George, Sinckler, Itoje, Hill, Curry, Underhill, B Vunipola.

Replacements: Dunn, Genge, Stuart, Ewels, Earl, Robson, Lawrence, Thorley.

Short presentational grey lineSix Nations table showing Ireland on 14 points, England on 13, France on 13, Scotland on 10, Wales on 7 and Italy on 0

New faces are available in as harm listing grows

The presence of 4 uncapped gamers within the matchday 23 comes as head trainer Eddie Jones battles with a rising listing of injured gamers.

Wasps scrum-half Dan Robson is about to win his 3rd cap off the bench after Willi Heinz used to be ruled out on Wednesday with a leg harm.

Exeter hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie, club-mate Jack Nowell, Joe Marler and Courtney Lawes also are injured.

Wasps fly-half Jacob Umaga has been lost sight of, leaving no glaring 10 at the bench however Jones did counsel previous within the week he were attempting Furbank in that place.

Forwards trainer Matt Proudfoot stated in-form Wasps flanker Jack Willis was “ready for Test rugby” however the 23-year-old has no longer made it into the squad, with Bristol’s Ben Earl at the bench as a substitute.

Hill fends off pageant for 2d row opening

Lock George Kruis left a large hollow to fill in England’s 2d row when he introduced a move to Japan in May.

Hill, who used to be in the past decided on for England’s 2018 South Africa excursion, has crushed off England veteran Joe Launchbury and Bath’s Charlie Ewels for his position within the beginning XV.

And head trainer Jones stated the 6ft 7in lock’s performances with Exeter confirmed he’s able for his first world cap.

“We wanted to to find a large, tall, robust lock to change George Kruis, who has been an excellent member of our crew,” Jones stated.

“Jonny has been doing that task for Exeter. He’s excellent within the line-out, excellent across the maul and the ruck space. He’s were given a perfect paintings ethic and he is a actually advantageous instance of what Exeter have produced.”

England’s Six Nations resumes

England will play their first fit since lockdown following a seven-month interruption to the Six Nations led to by way of the coronavirus pandemic and the cancellation of closing week’s scheduled Barbarians Test.

Here’s how they’ve fared up to now:

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