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Region's rugby stars to face Australia in World Cup quarter final

Lewis Ludlam and Ben Youngs have both been named in Eddie Jones's team for this weekend Credit: Press Association

Norfolk's Ben Youngs and Suffolk's Lewis Ludlam have both been named in the team to face Australia in England's Rugby World Cup quarter final.

Eddie Jones has announced his side for the match on Saturday at Oita in Japan.

Earlier in the tournament, Ben Youngs, who grew up in North Norfolk, became England's third most-capped player of all time.

The 29-year-old scrum back will feature in the starting line-up while Northampton Saints forward and former Ipswich schoolboy Lewis Ludlam will start on the bench.

The 23-year-old won his first cap in August and was later named in Jones' 31-man squad for the World Cup.

“Once you get to the quarter-finals it’s about having the right mindset. We know how well we can play, it’s about us playing to our strengths and trying to take away from what Australia want.

“Australia are a clever team, they will have some specific attacking strategies to play against us so we need to have a great situational awareness. We need to defend with brutality and when we have the ball we need play on top of them.”

– Eddie Jones, Head Coach, England Rugby