England tinker with team for South Africa Test

England make six changes for South Africa
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Stuart Lancaster makes six changes to his England side for their Autumn International against South Africa this weekend.

England head coach Stuart Lancaster has made six changes to his side to face South Africa this weekend.

Tom Wood has been called into the team to replace Tom Johnson at openside flanker, while Alex Corbisiero has been named as loose head prop following the injury blow to Joe Marler.

Joe Launchbury will receive his first Test start on Saturday as he prepares to line up as lock over Tom Palmer, while Charlie Sharples has made way for Mike Brown and Ben Youngs has secured a place at scrum-half over Danny Care.

Meanwhile, Lancaster has named Jonathan Joseph, James Haskell and Mouritz Botha on the bench for this weekend's contest.

England team to play South Africa:

Alex Goode (Saracens), Chris Ashton (Saracens) Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers) Brad Barritt (Saracens) Mike Brown (Harlequins) Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers) Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers) Alex Corbisiero (London Irish) Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers) Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers) Joe Launchbury (London Wasps) Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers) Tom Wood (Northampton Saints) Chris Robshaw (Harlequins) Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby)

Replacements: David Paice (London Irish) David Wilson (Bath Rugby) Mako Vunipola (Saracens) Mouritz Botha (Saracens) James Haskell (London Wasps) Danny Care (Harlequins) Owen Farrell (Saracens) Jonathan Joseph (London Irish)

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England coach Stuart Lancaster before the match with Australia on November 17, 2012
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