England Rugby Flops Surf And Practice Line-outs In Recovery Session On South Africa Beach After First Test Defeat.


England continued thier Bok-bashing recovery with a dip in the South African surf and some practice line-outs.

Eddie Jones’ men crashed to their fifth defeat in a row in Saturday’s First Test against South Africa.

Getty Images – Getty Danny Cipriani and Eddie Jones got wet together

Getty Images – Getty Alex Lozowski and Tom Currydived on their boogie boards

Getty Images – Getty Danny Solomona wrapped up under a white scarf

Getty Images – Getty Mike Brown threw himself into the fun and games on the beach

Getty Images – Getty Nathan Hughes made a splash in the Indian ocean

Getty Images – Getty Tom Curry faiked to make any waves in the weekend defeat

Getty Images – Getty Ben Spencer, left, and Jason Woodward looked extra buff on the beach

And the shake-up has already begun with Brad Shields making his full England debut against while ex-captain Chris Robshaw is dropped completely.

Kiwi flanker Shields, who has never played rugby for an English club, replaces the Quins stalwart at blindside flanker for the do-or-die Second Test in Bloemfontein.

Robshaw has been a mainstay of Jones’ Red Rose outfit and it is a huge blow for the 32-year-old who has been axed for the first time ever under Jones.

Fly-half Danny Cipriani also gets his chance to impress as the Wasps playmaker is named on the bench for his first international outing since 2015.


Starting line-up
15 Elliot Daly (Wasps, 19 caps)
14 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 35 caps)
13 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 11 caps)
12 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 59 caps)
11 Mike Brown (Harlequins, 70 caps)
10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 46 caps)
9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 75 caps)

1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 50 caps)
2 Jamie George (Saracens, 26 caps)
3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 11 caps)
4 Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 52 caps)
5 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 20 caps)
6 Brad Shields (Hurricanes/ Wasps, 1 cap)
7 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 2 cap)
8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 35 caps)


16 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 6 caps)
17 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 57 caps)
18 Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, 9 caps)
19 Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons, 2 caps)
20 Nathan Hughes (Wasps, 15 caps)
21 Ben Spencer (Saracens, 1 cap)
22 Danny Cipriani (Wasps, 14 caps)
23 Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks, 3 caps)

His old club teammate Joe Launchbury comes into the pack at second row alongside Maro Itoje.

Aussie boss Jones has kept the same backline with Elliot Daly at full-back and Mike Brown on the left wing.

On the bench Newcastle Falcons backrow Mark Wilson is one of just four changes in total to the matchday 23 who lost the First Test in Johannesburg.

Jones said: “We have come here to win the series against South Africa and the squad is ready to go out and beat them this weekend.

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