Four changes for England

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Thomas Waldrom has been dropped from the England squad to face South Africa
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Thomas Waldrom has been dropped from the England squad to face South Africa

England coach Stuart Lancaster has made at least four changes for Saturday's QBE international against South Africa at Twickenham.

Number eight Thomas Waldrom, flanker Tom Johnson and wing Charlie Sharples have all been dropped from the 23-man match-day squad after starting in England's 20-14 defeat to Australia. Loosehead prop Joe Marler has been ruled out with a knee ligament injury, opening the way for Alex Corbisiero's return after overcoming a knee injury of his own.

James Haskell and Ben Morgan have both been included in the squad for the first time this autumn, replacing Waldrom and Johnson, while London Irish centre Jonathan Joseph has taken Sharples' place in the match-day squad after shaking an ankle injury.

Lancaster will confirm his starting XV on Thursday.

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