England make Rugby World Cup changes for Australia

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England have made several changes to their Rugby World Cup team ahead of Saturday's must win game against Australia.

Coach Stuart Lancaster has brought centre Jonathan Joseph back into the side in place of Sam Burgess.

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Jonathan Joseph missed the game against Wales through injury but will be back to face Australia.

Ben Morgan and Joe Launchbury are also in the starting 15 replacing injured pair Billy Vunipola and Courtney Lawes.

Ben Morgan and Sam Burgess trainReuters
Ben Morgan (far right) is back in the starting lining up but Sam Burgess (middle) has been dropped to the bench.

England need to win the match to avoid being knocked out of the tournament.

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Joseph missed missed England's heartbreaking 28-25 loss to Wales through injury but is fully fit to resume his centre partnership with Brad Barritt.

Scrum-half Ben Youngs has also been passed fit to start after suffering an ankle injury against Wales.

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Nick Easter was helping commentate on England's game against Wales but will now be on the bench for the Australia after a late call up.

Tournament veteran Nick Easter, who's 37, is named on the bench after being called up for his third World Cup as a replacement for Billy Vunipola, who has been ruled out of the tournament with a knee ligament strain.

Full team: Mike Brown; Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph, Brad Barritt, Jonny May, Owen Farrell, Ben Youngs; Joe Marler, Tom Youngs, Dan Cole, Joe Launchbury, Geoff Parling, Tom Wood, Chris Robshaw, Ben Morgan.

Replacements: Rob Webber, Mako Vunipola, Kieran Brookes, George Kruis, Nick Easter, Richard Wigglesworth, George Ford, Sam Burgess