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Bevan Rodd
Bevan Rodd will now make his England debut as a starter, having only been called back into the training camp Wednesday
Date: Saturday, 13 November Kick-off: 17:45 GMT Venue: Twickenham
Coverage: Live updates on the BBC Sport website and app

England loose-head prop Ellis Genge has tested positive for Covid-19, meaning uncapped Sale prop Bevan Rodd will start against Australia on Saturday.

Newcastle’s Trevor Davison, who earned his only England cap in July, replaces Rodd on the bench.

Joe Marler – who came on for Genge against Tonga last weekend – is out after a positive test on Monday.

Owen Farrell did not play last weekend after a test said he had Covid-19, but it was found to be a false positive.

The RFU said Genge is isolating and that no other positive results have been returned by players or staff, who were tested again on Friday.

England’s coronavirus issues began when a member of their support staff tested positive on 4 November.

The side trained at Twickenham as planned on Friday morning.

Davison’s call-up comes as experienced England international Mako Vunipola continues to be left out of the squad.

England: Steward; Tuilagi, Slade, Farrell (capt) May; Smith, Youngs; Rodd, George, Sinckler, Itoje, Hill, Lawes, Underhill, Curry.

Replacements: Blamire, Davison, Stuart, Ewels, Dombrandt, Simmonds, Quirke, Malins.

Source: BBC

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