England v Australia: Maro Itoje could replace Chris Robshaw

Maro Itoje in England training on the Gold Coast on Monday
Maro Itoje in England training on the Gold Coast on Monday
Australia v England first Test
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Date: Saturday, 11 June Kick-off: 11:00 BST
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Sport website and app.

Maro Itoje could replace former captain Chris Robshaw in England's back row for Saturday's opening Test against Australia in Brisbane.

The 21-year-old Saracens lock practised in Robshaw's position of blindside flanker on Monday as coach Eddie Jones considers his options.

Robshaw, who captained England 42 times before being replaced by Dylan Hartley, missed last month's rout of Wales.

England face the Wallabies, runners-up at the 2015 World Cup, in three Tests.

If Itoje moves position, Joe Launchbury would fill the vacancy at lock.

Australia v England Test series
Date and venueKick-offBBC coverage
11 June: Brisbane11:00 BSTLive on Radio 5 live and BBC Sport website
18 June: Melbourne11:00 BSTLive on Radio 5 live and BBC Sport website
25 June: Sydney11:00 BSTLive on Radio 5 live and BBC Sport website

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