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England recall Dan Cole as Dylan Hartley wins 50th cap against New Zealand

Last updated: 14th November 2013  

England recall Dan Cole as Dylan Hartley wins 50th cap against New Zealand

Dan Cole: Replaces David Wilson at tight-head prop

It's a great achievement for Dylan to reach 50 caps. We are a young side but one that is growing with every game and it's important to have leaders like Dylan.

Stuart Lancaster
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England have made only one change to their starting line-up for their final autumn international against New Zealand on Saturday.

Dan Cole will replace David Wilson at tight-head prop, while hooker Dylan Hartley will win his 50th international cap against the world champions at Twickenham.

Hartley celebrated his return to the side by producing a man-of-the-match performance against a strong Pumas pack last Saturday, described by forwards coach Graham Rowntree as "one of his best in an England shirt."

Cole and Hartley will pack down with loose-head Joe Marler, who has been cleared to start after suffering a mild concussion in last week's win over Argentina.

Marler retains his place after Alex Corbisiero aggravated a knee injury, and head coach Stuart Lancaster has named Wasps prop Matt Mullan on the bench with Mako Vunipola (knee) unavailable.

Leicester scrum-half Ben Youngs is also among the replacements as Danny Care drops out of the match-day 23.

Marland Yarde and Christian Wade have again been ruled out with respective hip and hamstring problems, so Chris Ashton and Ben Foden retain their places on the wings amid an unchanged backline.

Leaders

Lancaster paid tribute to Hartley and called for the fans to get behind the team at Twickenham as they bid to emulate last year's memorable win over the All Blacks.

"It's a great achievement for Dylan to reach 50 caps. We are a young side but one that is growing with every game and it's important to have leaders like Dylan," said Lancaster.

"We have had some enforced changes with Alex Corbisiero and Mako Vunipola unavailable and we have been unable to consider a number of players due to short and long term injuries.

"But we are ready for the challenge of playing a top quality side in New Zealand and are excited about playing at Twickenham.

"The atmosphere was amazing for this game last year - the crowd made a real difference and I'm sure they can help inspire us again on Saturday."

New Zealand confirmed earlier that veteran fly-half Dan Carter will make his 100th appearance in the Twickenham showdown.

Head coach Steve Hansen has opted to make just one change from the line-up that edged out France in Paris, with Julian Savea replacing Cory Jane on the wing.

England: M Brown, C Ashton, J Tomkins, B Twelvetrees, B Foden, O Farrell, L Dickson; J Marler, D Hartley, D Cole, J Launchbury, C Lawes, T Wood, C Robshaw, B Vunipola.

Replacements: T Youngs, M Mullan, D Wilson, G Parling, B Morgan, B Youngs, T Flood, A Goode.

Watch England take on the All Blacks live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky 3D, coverage starts at 1.30pm

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