Leicester lock Ollie Chessum will make his first start for England in the series-deciding third Test against Australia on Saturday.

Chessum replaces Maro Itoje, who has been ruled out of the game at Sydney Cricket Ground with concussion.

With Sam Underhill also out with concussion, Lewis Ludlam starts on the openside flank.

In the one change to the backline, Danny Care is at scrum-half with Jack van Poortvliet on the bench.

Care started the 30-28 defeat in the first Test, but dropped to the bench in Brisbane with van Poortvliet making his first England start as Eddie Jones’ side won 25-17 to level the series.

Jones says Care has been “fantastic on tour” while van Poortvliet is being managed after the emotional high of the second Test.

“Jack had a big emotional week last week, and we just want him to take a little bit less responsibility this week,” Jones said.

“We’ve had a squad of 36 this tour who have competed hard and we’re really proud of their efforts.

“We go into this Test with a strong squad of 23. It’s a young, inexperienced but together group who have developed well throughout this series.

“We want to play with purpose and energy to win the series and a historic Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.”

Meanwhile flanker Jack Willis has recovered from a rib injury and is named among the replacements.

Willis is set for his first involvement in the series, as is Nick Isiekwe, who is also named on the bench along with the teenage backs Will Joseph and Henry Arundell.

Both Arundell and Joseph were originally selected in the squad as apprentice players, but Jones says their training performances have forced his hand.