Lewis Ludlow will make his England debut against the USA when he captains Eddie Jones’ side this Sunday and will become only the fifth player in history to captain the England men's side on debut.
Ludlow will start at blindside flanker and is one of 12 uncapped players involved in the game at Twickenham, which kicks off at 2pm. (Channel 4)
Having been set to captain England A before the fixture got cancelled due to a Scotland Covid outbreak, Ludlow has kept hold of the captain’s armband and will be looking to lead from the front in the white shirt.
Head coach Eddie Jones said: “Over the past three weeks our biggest message to the players is what an opportunity this is to show what they can do and make their mark with England.
“They’ve applied themselves as a group and worked very hard individually during this camp to reach their personal bests.
“Now it’s all about coming together as a team, gelling and putting in a good performance at the weekend.”
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