England head coach Eddie Jones makes three changes to his starting XV to face France at Twickenham in the Six Nations on Saturday. Max Malins, Charlie Ewels and Luke Cowan-Dickie change Elliot Daly, Jonny Hill and Jamie George respectively in starting XV. Ollie Lawrence named on bench
By Michael Cantillon
Final Updated: 11/03/21 12: 57pm
Eddie Jones has made fundamental changes to his starting England XV to face France in the Six Nations on Saturday, as Max Malins, Charlie Ewels and Luke Cowan-Dickie are named to birth.
Bristol motivate Malins replaces Elliot Daly at plump-motivate in his first-ever Test birth, while Bathtub lock Charlie Ewels begins as an replacement of Exeter’s Jonny Hill alongside Maro Itoje.
Ewels has entirely started one Six Nations match in his profession sooner than now – the corresponding fixture closing year against France that England lost 24-17 in Paris.
At hooker, Jamie George – like Daly and Hill – strikes onto the replacements bench, as Exeter’s Cowan-Dickie begins.
In other places the facet stays the the same, with wings Anthony Watson and Jonny Also can completing the motivate-three alongside Malins, Henry Slade at outside-centre and skipper Owen Farrell at interior-centre.
The half of-backs are George Ford and Ben Youngs – the latter in line to execute his 108th England cap at scrum-half of.
In the forwards, Mako Vunipola and Kyle Sinckler flank Cowan-Dickie at loosehead prop and tighthead prop respectively.
The motivate-row is the the same configuration as the one named in defeat to Wales at Cardiff in Round 3: Label Wilson at blindside flanker, Tom Curry at openside and Billy Vunipola at No 8.
“This France game is one we’re genuinely taking a stay up for,” Jones stated on Thursday.
“We’re of course upset that we can not defend the championship, nonetheless that makes this a ideal more necessary game. We deserve to picture what we’re succesful of.
“The squad beget competed genuinely exhausting in coaching since Sunday. I factor in here’s the ultimate 23 to in actual fact pick the game to France and win us on the front foot.”
Among the replacements, Worcester centre Ollie Lawrence returns to the squad as Jones reverts motivate to a more veteran 5-three split of forwards to backs, as an alternative of the six-two split he has favoured more no longer too prolonged in the past.
Of three championship fixtures so far, England beget suffered defeats to Scotland at dwelling and Wales away, both facet of a victory against Italy at Twickenham.
France meanwhile beget picked up wins over Italy in Rome and Eire in Dublin so far, while their spherical-three fixture vs Scotland in Paris became as soon as postponed as a consequence of a plague of Covid-19 in the French ranks.
Les Bleus will be seeking a first victory over England at Twickenham for 14 years, dating motivate to 2007 after they shuttle to the house of English rugby this weekend. They are additionally seeking a first title and Massive Slam since 2010.
England: 15 Max Malins, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Jonny Also can, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs; 1 Mako Vunipola, 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 4 Maro Itoje, 5 Charlie Ewels, 6 Label Wilson, 7 Tom Curry, 8 Billy Vunipola.
Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Ellis Genge, 18 Will Stuart, 19 Jonny Hill, 20 Ben Earl, 21 Dan Robson, 22 Ollie Lawrence, 23 Elliot Daly.