Flanker Mark Wilson has been named on the bench for England's Rugby World Cup semi-final against New Zealand.

Wilson, who started his career in Penrith, has been given the opportunity to add to his solitary World Cup appearance against the USA after dislodging Lewis Ludlam.

Wilson, 30, made his World Cup bow in England's group-stage clash against the United States in a 45-7 win.

George Ford, meanwhile, has been restored at fly-half for the match in Yokohama on Saturday morning (9am kick-off).

Ford was named on the bench for the last-eight rout of Australia but will now act as playmaker in chief for the biggest match of the Eddie Jones era.

Henry Slade must settle for a place on the bench to accommodate Ford, with Owen Farrell and Manu Tuilagi forming the centre combination.

Jones insists England will not be over-awed by the magnitude of the occasion as they seek to inflict a first World Cup defeat on New Zealand for 12 years.

He said: "Preparation has been good this week after a solid win against Australia.

"When you get to this stage of the World Cup, it's all about focusing on being in the moment and getting yourself physically right.

"The squad has approached the game well with real maturity. It has helped having players here who have been on the Lions tour and played against New Zealand.

"They have been involved in some of the biggest games in world rugby, so this semi-final won't faze them."

Jones sprang a major surprise by dropping Ford against the Wallabies but the decision was vindicated by a 40-16 demolition that resulted in the departure of coach Michael Cheika.

It is the only change to the starting line-up, with George Kruis unable to dislodge Courtney Lawes from the second row.

Jonny May has recovered from the hamstring problem sustained against Australia to continue on the left wing, but Jack Nowell has been unable to shake off the same injury and so misses out.

Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola will win his 50th cap as part of a back row which includes Tom Curry and Sam Underhill.

"New Zealand are a great team and they have an impressive winning record since the last World Cup," Jones added.

"Like any good team, you have to take away time and space from them, and you have to find areas you can pressure them.

"We believe we have identified a number of areas where we can do that."

Kendal-born Wilson will earn his 17th international cap if he comes off the bench.