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Australia v England: Teams

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Australia v England: Teams

Moody: Wants positive thinking

After the warm-up tomorrow I will sit down with the lads and make sure everyone is in the right place prior to the game.

Lewis Moody
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England skipper Lewis Moody is targeting a positive mental attitude from his troops before Saturday's second Test with Australia.

The captain wants no repeat of last weekend's "air of nervousness" in the changing room before the 27-17 defeat to the Wallabies which he believes contributed to England making such a slow start.

Instead he wants his men to come out with all guns blazing and believes the inclusion of Leicester scrum-half Ben Youngs and Northampton lock Courtney Lawes, who will both make their first Test starts, has helped inject fresh enthusiasm into the side.

Moody said: "The boys are keen to go out there. Thankfully last week was the first Test and we have an opportunity to go back and play again.

Right place

"After the warm-up tomorrow I will sit down with the lads and make sure everyone is in the right place prior to the game.

"We have been through the situation now when we did have that angst and nervousness which made the first 40 minutes tough.

"Ben Youngs and Courtney have come in. They are very talented and excitable young guys and that enthusiasm can spread, which is great.

"I am excitable at the best of times so when they are excited it is even better."

England boss Martin Johnson insists he can handle the pressure following just eight victories from 22 Tests under his regime.

"Do I ever worry about my personal record? Not in that regard," said Johnson.

"I just want to get better. I don't like losing matches. When you're involved with England being under pressure is what it's about.

"Look at the football World Cup. When you play in those tournaments pressure is what it's all about. Being able to handle it off the field and being able to apply it on the field.

"That's the whole game. That's what we're here for. If you don't want pressure this isn't the place for you."

Genia unleashed

Youngs and Lawes are the only changes to England's starting XV, while Australia have recalled Will Genia and Matt Giteau to their back division but have kept faith with the same pack that struggled in the scrum a week ago.

Genia has ousted Luke Burgess at scrum-half after recovering from a knee ligament strain, while Giteau is fit to start in the centres after his hip injury.

Giteau replaces Berrick Barnes at inside centre and will also take over the kicking duties from Western Force teenager James O'Connor.

Burgess and Barnes both drop to the bench as a result, joining Adam Ashley-Cooper, who missed the series opener with an ankle problem.

Australia: 15 James O'Connor, 14 Digby Ioane, 13 Rob Horne, 12 Matt Giteau, 11 Drew Mitchell, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Richard Brown, 7 David Pocock, 6 Rocky Elsom (capt), 5 Nathan Sharpe, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Salesi Ma'afu, 2 Saia Faingaa, 1 Ben Daley
Replacements: 16 Huia Edmonds, 17 James Slipper, 18 Mark Chisholm, 19 Matt Hodgson, 20 Luke Burgess, 21 Berrick Barnes, 22 Adam Ashley-Cooper

England: 15 Ben Foden, 14 Mark Cueto, 13 Mike Tindall, 12 Shontayne Hape, 11 Chris Ashton, 10 Toby Flood, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Nick Easter, 7 Lewis Moody (capt), 6 Tom Croft, 5 Tom Palmer, 4 Courtney Lawes, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Steve Thompson, 1 Tim Payne.
Replacements: 16 George Chuter, 17 David Wilson, 18 Simon Shaw, 19 James Haskell, 20 Danny Care, 21 Jonny Wilkinson, 22 Delon Armitage

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