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Farrell dropped for England test vs Australia

November 27, 2014

LONDON (AP) — England has dropped Owen Farrell for its final rugby test of the November internationals against Australia on Saturday, with Billy Twelvetrees earning a recall at inside center.

Farrell was shifted into the midfield for last weekend’s 28-9 win over Samoa after losing his place at flyhalf to George Ford.

Now he has been demoted to the bench as England coach Stuart Lancaster gives a first start of the month to Twelvetrees.

In two other changes from the Samoa game, flanker Tom Wood and hooker Dylan Hartley come in for James Haskell and Rob Webber.

England and Australia have both lost two of their three tests in November.

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