England v South Africa: Brad Shields in as England drop Chris Robshaw

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    South Africa v England – second Test
    Venue: Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein Date: Saturday, 16 June Kick-off: 16:05 BST
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    Flanker Brad Shields will make his first England start in Saturday’s second Test against South Africa in Bloemfontein, with Chris Robshaw dropped from the matchday squad.

    New-Zealand born Shields, 27, was fast-tracked into the set-up by head coach Eddie Jones and made his debut off the bench in the first-Test defeat.

    Danny Cipriani is a replacement, and is set for his first cap since 2015.

    “It’s tough on Chris Robshaw, he’s been outstanding for us,” said Jones.

    “Danny Cipriani will come onto the bench, as we are looking for something a little bit different to finish the game, which he can bring.”

    More to follow.

    England team to face South Africa: Elliot Daly (Wasps); Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Owen Farrell (Saracens), Mike Brown (Harlequins); George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers); Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Jamie George (Saracens), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Maro Itoje (Saracens), Brad Shields (Hurricanes/Wasps), Tom Curry (Sale Sharks), Billy Vunipola (Saracens)

    Replacements: Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs), Mark Wilson (Newcastle), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Ben Spencer (Saracens), Danny Cipriani (Wasps), Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks)

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