Hughes, Yarde in for England v Australia

Fiji-born No.8 Nathan Hughes will start for England for the first time in the season-ending rugby Test against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday.

In England’s other change from the 27-14 win over Argentina last weekend, Marland Yarde comes in for Elliot Daly on the wing. Daly is suspended after being sent off early in the game against the Pumas.

Hughes will start in place of Billy Vunipola, who was injured against Argentina and has undergone knee surgery that will rule him out for at least three months.

England is on a 13-match winning run – three of them coming in a tour of Australia in June – and needs one more victory to tie the national record.

Australia will announce its team later on Thursday.

England: Mike Brown, Jonny May, Jonathan Joseph, Owen Farrell, Marland Yarde, George Ford, Ben Youngs; Nathan Hughes, Tom Wood, Chris Robshaw, George Kruis, Courtney Lawes, Dan Cole, Dylan Hartley (captain), Mako Vunipola. Reserves: Jamie George, Joe Marler, Kyle Sinckler, Charlie Ewels, Teimana Harrison, Danny Care, Ben Te’o, Henry Slade.

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