Ruaridh McConnochie in line for England debut, Owen Farrell captains at fly-half

Although Owen Farrell captains the team in fly-half, ruaridh McConnochie has been appointed to start for England following two false starts.
The uncapped McConnochie was scheduled to start in a set of World Cup warm-up fixtures against Wales last month, but pulled from both games due to injury.
The Bath winger will make his debut England face Italy in their final warm-up at Newcastle, live on Sky Sports.
Farrell wears the No 10 jersey while Piers Francis begins at inside centre George Ford takes his position on the seat.
More to follow…
England: 15 Anthony Watson, 14 Ruaridh McConnochie, 13 Joe Marchant, 12 Piers Francis, 11 Jonny May, 10 Owen Farrell (c), 9 Ben Youngs, 1 Joe Marler, 2 Jamie George, 3 Dan Cole, 4 Joe Launchbury, 5 Courtney Lawes, 6 Tom Curry, seven Mark Wilson, 8 Billy Vunipola.
Replacements: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Ellis Genge, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Charlie Ewels, 20 Matt Kvesic, 21 Willi Heinz, 22 George Ford, 23 Joe Cokanasiga.

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