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England vs Tonga: squads, lineup, TV coverage, live stream, 2021 Fall Nations Series kick-off time

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England begin their fall internationals against Tonga at Twickenham on Saturday.

Eddie Jones’ side will face South Sea Islanders Australia and South Africa over the next three weekends as part of the Fall Nations Series, Head Coach Jones looking to rebuild his squad for the World Cup in France in two years.

Tonga should prove to be light work for England and they enter this clash after losing 60-14 to Scotland last week.

England, however, will want to start the Fall Nations Series on the right foot and the prospect of a full Twickenham stadium for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic is also an added incentive.

England vs Tonga date, time and place

England vs Tonga is scheduled to kick off at 3:15 p.m. GMT on Saturday, November 6, 2021.

The match will take place at Twickenham.

How to watch England vs Tonga

Direct: England vs Tonga will be broadcast live on Amazon Prime Video, with coverage starting at 2:30 p.m.

England vs Tonga team news

Harlequins stars Marcus Smith and Alex Dombrandt were only able to gain places on the England bench.

Smith was one of many players strapped to Jones during the summer internationals against the United States and Canada, and he immediately received a call-up for the Lions tour of South Africa, after a breathtaking season in the Harlequins winning team in the Premiership.

He’s seen as a central part of James’ rebuild, but his week was disrupted by a knockout, and he only made the bench, with Owen Farrell captaining the opening half team in a midfield. experienced field, alongside Manu Tuilagi and Henry Slade.

There is no room for Smith’s great mate and fellow Quins Dombrandt in the starting XV, with Tom Curry named at No.8 in an experienced back row, alongside Courtney Lawes and Sam Underhill.

Curry, who emerged as a flanker, has four starts for England at No.8, but none since March 2020.

However, young full-back Freddie Steward was deemed fit at the start and enters an electric three-way backstroke with Jonny May and Adam Radwan.

Jamie George, who was first kicked out of the squad alongside other seasoned players like brothers Vunipola and George Ford, is starting hooker. George got a reprieve when Luke Cowan-Dickie fell injured.

England vs. Tonga lineup

England XI: Steward; Radwan, Slade, Tuilagi, May; Farrell (captain), Youngs; Genge, George, Sinckler, Itoje, Hill, Lawes, Underhill, Curry.

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