Slade one of nine England changes for Uruguay

Henry Slade gets his chance to start for England

England have named a team with nine changes for their final 2015 Rugby World Cup pool match against Uruguay at the City of Manchester Stadium.

England head coach Stuart Lancaster has handed Rugby World Cup debuts to Henry Slade, Jack Nowell, Danny Care and full-back Alex Goode.

In the pack, Mako Vunipola starts in place of Joe Marlerwhile James Haskelland Nick Easter replace Tom Wood and Ben Morgan.

England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said that some of the changes were down to injury replacements.

“Brad Barritt (arm) and Courtney Lawes (knee) are not available this weekend and Ben Morgan (dead leg) and Ben Youngs (ankle) will not be able to train fully until Thursday,” said Lancaster.

“This is an opportunity for us to finish the tournament with a strong performance against Uruguay and a chance for the likes of young players such as Jack Nowell and Henry Slade to play in a World Cup.

“We owe it to ourselves and the supporters who have been brilliant throughout. This is an important game for rugby in the north of England and we want to give those people who have been looking forward to this game something to cheer about.”

England

15 Alex Goode , 14 Anthony Watson , 13 Henry Slade , 12 Owen Farrell , 11 Jack Nowell , 10 George Ford , 9 Danny Care , 1 Mako Vunipola , 2 Tom Youngs , 3 Dan Cole , 4 Joe Launchbury , 5 Geoff Parling , 6 James Haskell , 7 Chris Robshaw (capt) , 8 Nick Easter

Replacements : 16 Jamie George , 17 Joe Marler , 18 David Wilson , 19 George Kruis , 20 Tom Wood , 21 Richard Wigglesworth , 22 Jonathan Joseph , 23 Mike Brown

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