JACK Singleton’s wait for his first England cap continues after Luke Cowan-Dickie won his fitness battle ahead of England’s clash with South Africa on Saturday (4.05pm).

The Worcester Warriors front rower was called up to Eddie Jones’ squad earlier this week as injury cover for Exeter Chiefs’ Cowan-Dickie who was struggling with a hamstring problem.

But Cowan-Dickie has been selected on the bench for the second Test in Bloemfontein with Jamie George starting in the number two shirt.

Singleton, 22, has worn the red rose twice but both of his appearances came in non-cap matches against the Barbarians.

Following England’s 42-39 defeat to the Springboks in Johannesburg Jones has made two changes to the starting XV with Brad Shields making his first start at blindside flanker and fit-again lock Joe Launchbury coming in for Nick Isiekwe.

Danny Cipriani whose last cap for England came against France ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup has been named among the replacements.

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.

"We have had a very good preparation this week and the intensity and executions in those sessions are going to put us in a good position for Saturday."


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 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).