Joe Launchbury backs Danny Cipriani to make a big impact for England

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• Eddie Jones not expected to make major changes
• Alec Hepburn set to be on England bench

The series may be lost but England’s final tour stop in South Africa has particular resonance for Eddie Jones. It was here, in the shadow of Table Mountain, that the Rugby Football Union approached him to become England’s head coach at the end of 2015, making his return to the Cape with a squad battling to avoid a 3-0 defeat by the Springboks more than a touch ironic.

Having spent barely a fortnight in charge of the locally based Stormers before agreeing to relocate to Twickenham, Jones badly needs to recapture his winning touch. The match also presents an intriguing dilemma selection-wise, with Danny Cipriani among those keenly awaiting the team announcement for Saturday’s third Test.

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Written by Robert Kitson in Cape Town
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