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Northampton's Ben Foden back on the wing for England

Northampton Saints & England rugby player Ben Foden Photo: ITV Anglia

Northampton Saints rugby star Ben Foden will play on the left wing again for England in the third and final test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth on Saturday (June 23).

Its the second time in three games that Foden will switch positions. He scored a try as a winger in the first test in Durban before returning to his familiar full-back role in last week's second test defeat in Johannesberg.

Saracens full-back Alex Goode will make his first England start at number 15 with Foden replacing David Strettle.

Goode is one of six changes made by England head coach Stuart Lancaster.

'I am really pleased for Alex', Lancaster said. 'He has worked hard in training and has been pushing Mike Brown and Ben Foden close so we are looking forward to him bringing his footballing skills to the test'.

As expected, Saints skipper Dylan Hartley will lead England at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in the absence of injured captain Chris Robshaw, who has a fractured thumb.

But there's disappointment for Saints scrum-half Lee Dickson. He has to settle for a place on the bench as Harlequins' Danny Care is chosen to replace Ben Youngs.

The 25 year old was dropped by England earlier this year following a series of off-field incidents, but he impressed on his one previous outing on the tour against the Southern Barbarians in Kimberley last week.

"Danny Care, likewise, has bided his time in a very competitive position, knuckled down and deserves his chance', Lancaster added.

England are looking for a consolation win in the three test series after losing the first two games.

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