Rokoduguni on the wing for England

2016-11-18 12:22
Semesa Rokoduguni (Getty Images)

London - Semesa Rokoduguni will win his second England cap in two years when they face Fiji at Twickenham on Saturday.

The Bath wing earned his first cap against New Zealand in 2014.

Up front, Teimana Harrison starts at flank and is the only change to the England pack that helped seal a first victory over South Africa in 10 years with uncapped lock Charlie Ewels named among the replacements.

"We’ve picked a side we believe can beat Fiji," England coach Eddie Jones told England Rugby’s official website.

Rokoduguni has not played for England since making his debut in 2014 and Jones has been impressed by the Bath wing in training.

"He has a great ability to beat people one-on-one," said Jones. "We’re going to see him with ball in hand running at his fellow Fijians."

Jonathan Joseph returns to the team at outside-centre with Elliot Daly switching to the wing, while Alex Goode starts at fullback.

Back-row Nathan Hughes is named among the replacements along with Exeter Chiefs back Henry Slade and Worcester Warriors centre Ben Te’o.

"England at Twickenham is the game Fiji will have targeted on their tour. They are one of the iconic rugby nations of the world and we respect them enormously," Jones added.

"They bring flair and an unbridled enthusiasm to move the ball at pace with running skills - if the game becomes unstructured they can be very a dangerous team. They’ll come to Twickenham with no fear and hungry to cause an upset.

"While we were satisfied with last week’s result against South Africa, there was plenty to improve on. We want a much more complete performance on Saturday - we want to be in total control of the game and tidy-up the things we didn’t do well enough last weekend. We’re looking forward to it."



15 Alex Goode, 14 Semesa Rokoduguni, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Elliot Daly, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Teimana Harrison, 6 Chris Robshaw, 5 Courtney Lawes, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley, 1 Mako Vunipola

Substitutes: 16 Jamie George, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Charlie Ewels, 20 Nathan Hughes, 21 Danny Care, 22 Ben Te’o, 23 Henry Slade


15 Metuisela Talebula, 14 Benito Masilevu, 13 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 12 Albert Vulivuli, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 Josh Matavesi, 9 Seru Vularika, 8 Akapusi Qera, 7 Peceli Yato, 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu, 5 Leone Nakarawa, 4 Api Ratuniyawara, 3 Manasa Saulo, 2 Sunia Koto, 1 Campese Ma’afu

Substitutes: 16 Tuapati Talemaitoga, 17 Peni Ravai, 18 Leeroy Atalifo, 19 Nemia Soqeta, 20 Naulia Dawai, 21 Eremasi Radrodro, 22 Nikola Matawalu, 23 Kini Murimurivalu

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