England head coach Eddie Jones is backing Sam Underhill to have an impact for the side on Saturday in their second Quilter International Test.
Jones’ side take on New Zealand with Underhill replacing injured Tom Curry in the starting XV.
And Jones believes the Bath flanker is the ideal player to come in for Curry.
“Tom Curry unfortunately is unavailable for the rest of the Quilter Internationals,” said Jones. “Sam Underhill we know is a very good player, he played for us in the Six Nations and the Argentina tour so we are looking forward to him making an impact around the ruck.”
Ben Moon comes in for Alec Hepburn while Chris Ashton is also named from the start, replacing Jack Nowell on the wing while Manu Tuilagi is not fit for selection.
“All we’ve done is re-arrange the order there. Ben Moon did well off the bench and we feel his scrummaging at the start of the game will be beneficial for us,” said Jones."We want to play with pride and passion which ignites the fans."
"Manu Tuilagi is again not quite right, he did some training on Wednesday but is still a little tight in his running so we have again decided not to risk him."
Jones has also backed his finishers to have a huge impact at Twickenham at the weekend with Jamie George, Courtney Lawes, Danny Care, George Ford and Nowell among them.
“We have a really good bench,” he said. “The finishers did well last week and again they will be vital on Saturday against New Zealand in the last 20 minutes which we know has a very significant impact on the result of the Test match.”
And on the challenge awaiting them, Jones added: "The expectation for Saturday is no different to any other Test match. We want to be at our best, better than we were in the previous Test match and we want to play with pride and passion which ignites the fans.
"Every England side I’ve coached prepares well and the players want to be at their best.. At the moment we have a very young squad, particularly in the forwards and I’ve enjoyed how much they’ve worked together because the collective will of the forwards is so important."