Cueto to start against Romania
September 21, 2011
Mike Tindall will be keen to impress after disappointing in England's tournament opener against Argentina © Getty Images
Mark Cueto has been included in a revamped England line-up for Saturday's Rugby World Cup Pool B clash with Romania in Dunedin.
The Sale Sharks winger missed his country's opening two fixtures in New Zealand with a lower back problem but returns to reclaim the No.11 jersey from Delon Armitage in one of seven changes to the side which saw off Georgia at the weekend.
Also in the back-line, Mike Tindall is recalled at inside centre at the expense of Shontayne Hape, while Jonny Wilkinson has been preferred to Toby Flood at fly-half.
As for the pack, Steve Thompson gets the nod at hooker ahead of Dylan Hartley and he will be joined in the front-row by Alex Corbisiero, who comes in at loose-head for Matt Stevens. Simon Shaw makes way for Louis Deacon in the second-row, while Tom Croft takes over at blindside flanker from Tom Wood.
Hooker Lee Mears and prop David Wilson will both be hoping to make their first appearances of the tournament after being named amongst the replacements.
England: Ben Foden; Chris Ashton, Manu Tuilagi, Mike Tindall, Mark Cueto; Jonny Wilkinson, Ben Youngs; Alex Corbisiero, Steve Thompson, Dan Cole; Louis Deacon, Tom Palmer; Tom Croft, Lewis Moody (capt), James Haskell.
Replacements: Lee Mears, David Wilson, Simon Shaw, Tom Wood, Richard Wigglesworth, Toby Flood, Delon Armitage.
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