England vs Argentina – Rugby World Cup bronze final LIVE: Tom Curry starts for England amid racism row, as Marcus Smith returns to starting line-up

Tom Curry is one of seven players to retain their place in the starting XV despite a week of controversy

Marcus Smith returns to full-back after missing out against South Africa, with Freddie Steward moving to the wing.

Henry Arundell returns to start for the first time after scoring five tries against Chile in the group stages.

Ben Youngs will come in at scrum-half with Alex Mitchell dropping out of the team, in what will be his 127th and final cap for England. Jason Leonard is second with 114 while Owen Farrell and Dan Cole both have 111 and 106 respectively.

Courtney Lawes who follows them, with 105 caps, is absent from the team tonight after he announced his retirement.

Tom Curry moves to blindside flanker, with Oli Chessum replacing George Martin at second-row.

Ben Earl will move to No 8, with Sam Underhill comes in at open side flanker.

Steve Borthwick has also swapped out his front row, with Ellis Genge, Theo Dan and Will Stuart replacing Joe Marler, Jamie George and Dan Cole.

England: 15 Smith; 14 Steward, 13 Marchant, 12 Tuilagi, 11 Arundell; 10 Farrell (capt), 9 Youngs; 1 Genge, 2 Dan, 3 Stuart, 4 Itoje, 5 Chessum, 6 Curry, 7 Underhill, 8 Earl.

Replacements: George, Rodd, Cole, Ribbans, Ludlam, Care, Ford, Lawrence.

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