Head coach Steve Borthwick is ready to revive Freddie Steward to full-back for Saturday evening’s Rugby World Cup semi-final in opposition to South Africa rather than Marcus Smith whereas captain Owen Farrell is as soon as once more anticipated to steer England at fly-half
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Freddie Steward is ready to be recalled to Steve Borthwick’s England XV rather than Marcus Smith for his or her Rugby World Cup semi-final in opposition to South Africa on Saturday.
Smith clashed heads with winger Vinaya Habosi throughout England’s slim 30-24 win in opposition to Fiji in Marseille final weekend.
The participant underwent a head harm evaluation and, regardless of passing the HIA, there’s a concern the No 15 might have suffered a concussion which might rule him out of the match.
The 22-year-old Steward ought to present an important aerial presence for England as they intention to counter an anticipated high-ball barrage from the Springboks.
It’s understood Leicester Tigers’ Steward coming in for Smith would be the solely modification to the XV which began in opposition to Fiji.
Captain Owen Farrell is anticipated to steer England at fly-half, with George Ford as soon as once more set to be benched.
Rugby World Cup – remaining fixtures
Friday October 20
SEMI-FINAL – Argentina vs New Zealand (8pm, Paris)
Saturday October 21
SEMI-FINAL – England vs South Africa (8pm, Paris)
Friday October 27
third Place Play-off – Semi-Remaining 1 Runner-Up vs Semi-Remaining 2 Runner-Up (8pm, Paris)
Saturday October 28
FINAL – Semi-Remaining 1 Winner vs Semi-Remaining 2 Winner (8pm, Paris)