CAPE TOWN - Fly-half Danny Cipriani will make his first start for England since 2008 in Saturday's dead-rubber Test against South Africa in Cape Town. "We are expecting a wet and windy day at Newlands and have elected to play Danny Cipriani ahead of George Ford to give us a left-foot kicking option," explained coach Eddie Jones.
His inclusion in place of Ford is one of four changes -- three enforced -- from the team that lost the second Test and the series in Bloemfontein last weekend. Loosehead prop Joe Marler replaces Mako Vunipola, who returned home last weekend for family reasons.
Number eight Billy Vunipola, a brother of Mako, was ruled out of the Cape Town tour finale by injury, and Nathan Hughes comes in. Illness forced at change at loose forward with Brad Shields sidelined and Chris Robshaw recalled just one week after being dropped for the first time by Australia-born Jones.
There are three changes to the bench with prop Alex Hepburn, lock Jonny Hill and loose forward Sam Simmonds promoted in a 6-2 forwards/backs split. Jones said: "We will need to jump out of the blocks quickly again and make sure we maintain that pressure and make good decisions.