CHRIS Ashton is back to haunt Australia after being recalled to the England side for Saturday's Cook Cup showdown at Twickenham.
Ashton's inclusion on the right
Charlie Sharples switching to the left in place of
Ugo Monye, is the only change to the
England side that beat
Fiji 54-12 last week.
Saracens wing missed
England's opening QBE autumn Test through suspension - but he returns to face the Wallabies, against whom he has scored three tries in three Tests.
Ashton scored his first Test try in England's 21-20 victory in
Sydney on the 2010 summer tour and he touched down twice in a record 35-18 win at
Twickenham the following autumn.
The second of those efforts, finished by Ashton after England launched a counter-attack from behind their own line, has gone down in the annals as one of the great Twickenham tries.
Ashton is England's most potent attacking threat and he will consider a game against the injury-hit Wallabies as the perfect opportunity to break his international try duck for 2012.
England go into the game as favourites as they
target a third consecutive victory over
Australia, a run of success they have not enjoyed since winning the World Cup in 2003.
The Wallabies were on the receiving end of a 33-6 thumping in
France last weekend and they head to Twickenham without the injured trio
David Pocock, Kane Douglas and
Pat McCabe plus the suspended
Robbie Deans has been able to recall wing
Digby Ioane, full-back
Berrick Barnes and prop
Lancaster had considered making changes to all three rows of the scrum but he resisted the temptation to rush prop Alex
Corbisiero back from injury.
Tom Palmer has retained his place in the second
row with his club-mate Joe Launchbury again on the bench.
Thomas Waldrom continues at number eight and
Tom Johnson starts again on the blindside, with
Tom Wood once again primed to come off the bench.
Brad Barritt and Manu Tuilagi combine again in midfield after Jonathan Joseph, who has also just returned from injury, was released with Corbisiero to play for
London Irish this weekend.
Alex Goode will look to build on the promising creative partnership he struck up with fly-half
Toby Flood in the Fiji game, offering England a second play-making option from full-back.
Lancaster said: "We were pleased with lots of aspects of our performance last week, but we know we need to improve this week and, by having some consistency in selection, we allow those players to demonstrate we can step up to the next level against what will be a very tough Australian side."