By Ali Stokes
Eddie Jones has named the 23-man squad that will face the Springboks in what could be a series decider in Bloemfontein this weekend.
The Australian has dropped former England captain Chris Robshaw for the first time in his tenure at the helm of England, permitting Hurricanes and soon-to-be Wasps blindside Brad Shields a starting debut.
Jones has also dropped Northampton Saints centre/fly-half Piers Francis from the bench, preferring Gloucester-bound mercurial talent Danny Cipriani in the 22 jersey.
20-year-old Saracens lock Nick Isiekwe suffers a similar fate to Robshaw, dropped out of the 23 altogether, despite Newcastle flanker Mark Wilson taking a spot on the bench as England's substitute second row.
"We have come here to win the series against South Africa and the squad is ready to go out and beat them this weekend," said Jones. "We have had a very good preparation this week and the intensity and executions in those sessions are going to put us in a good position for Saturday."
Meanwhile Jones' South African counterpart Rassie Erasmus has also opted for two changes to his starting XV, with Pieter-Steph du Toit and Frans Malherbe stepping into the starting lineup in place of Jean-Luc du Preez and Wilco Louw.
England kick-off in Free State Stadium at 4:05pm on Saturday, desperate to avoid losing a second consecutive game against South Africa, tying up the series victory for the Springboks before the third and final Test in Cape Town.
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