Cokanasiga handed England debut as Jones makes 11 changes for Japan

Joe Cokanasiga

Joe Cokanasiga

"The Fijian-born powerhouse, who turned 21 on Thursday, has used his 6'4" and 18-stone frame to destructive effect at the Recreation Ground this season and Jones believes he can make an impression on Test defences.

Chris Ashton, a try-scorer on Saturday against the All Blacks, moves from right to left wing to accommodate Cokanasiga.

A new-look centre pairing of Jack Nowell and Alex Lozowski start outside Ford and half-back partner Danny Care with Farrell offering midfield cover from the bench against the sport's number-11 ranked team.

There are three changes to the front row with Exeter Chiefs' props Alec Hepburn and Harry Williams starting alongside Saracens' hooker Jamie George.

Courtney Lawes will play blindside flanker with Mark Wilson switching from number eight to openside and Zach Mercer making his first start, at the back of the scrum.

They include a debut for Mercer's clubmate Joe Cokanasiga on the wing while flanker Ted Hill is a newcomer on the bench. "Then we played together for the club on the weekend in the centres", Joe was quoted in an interview with the Daily Mail.

"Japan is an important game for us as we want to get back to winning ways", said Jones.

Bath winger Joe Cokanasiga will make his England debut while the uncapped apprentice Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors) is named as a finisher.

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The 21-year-old Bath Winger is one of 11 changes to England's starting XV from last weekend's 16-15 defeat to New Zealand.

"We gave the players two days off after three weeks of intensive work". We have also tested ourselves in having a shorter preparation. "We have had a short preparation but a good preparation".

"We are expecting plenty of energy, aggression and fast ball movement".

Cokanasiga, who now plays in the wing for Premiership Rugby side Bath, was in the books of Brunei youth teams when he represented them at under-17 and under-20 levels.

Jones said: "It's a wonderful moment for him and his family. Fifty caps and captaining the side is a great honour and every game he plays for England he gives his absolute best". "They are going to have a bag of magic".

"There's something a little bit special about him so we're looking forward to seeing him play".

Japan - 15 Willam Tupou, 14 Akihito Yamada, 13 Timothy Lafaele, 12 Ryoto Nakamura, 11 Kenki Fukuoka, 10 Yu Tamura, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Kazuki Himeno, 7 Masakatsu Nishikawa, 6 Michael Leitch (c), 5 Uwe Helu, 4 Wimpie van der Walt, 3 Jiwon Koo, 2 Atsushi Sakate, 1 Keita Inagaki.

Ford, meanwhile, captains England on his own for the first time having undertaken the role in a shared capacity with Chris Robshaw before, as Hartley is named among the replacements for only the second time under Jones. Richard Wigglesworth is set for a first appearance of the autumn from the bench.

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