England vs Samoa live: Latest news and updates from the autumn international at Twickenham

Follow minute-by-minute updates of England's third autumn international as they face Samoa

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Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of tonight's autumn international between England and Samoa, brought to you from Twickenham Stadium.

England are in desperate need of a victory after losing to New Zealand and South Africa by three points in both of their last two outings at HQ. Stuart Lancaster's side are on a rather worrying run of five games without a win, and defeat against Samoa could raise question of Lancaster's leadership with less than a year until the World Cup.

Those two defeats have led to a reshuffle of the England line-up, with George Ford coming in at fly-half to give the Red Rose some impetus behind the scrum. Owen Farrell switches to inside centre, while Ben Youngs replaces Danny Care in the nine shirt.

Rob Webber is given a chance at hooker, while both James Haskell and Ben Morgan join Chris Robshaw in the back-row.

 

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