England start Care and Vunipola against France

Danny Care comes into the England starting line up

England head coach Eddie Jones has made two changes to the starting side that beat Wales for this week’s match against France in Paris.

Care and Vunipola come into the starting line up to replace Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers) and Joe Marler (Harlequins), who both move to the replacments bench.

“We’ve picked our best 23 who we know can get the job done in Paris,” said England head coach Eddie Jones.

“Everyone wants to be on the field this Saturday so selection was nip and tuck. Danny Care starts at scrum half with Ben Youngs finishing the game. Mako Vunipola comes in at loose-head for Joe Marler who will make an impact off the bench.

“While we are pleased to have already won the championship we don’t want to let our foot off the gas. The objective has always been to win every game, to be the most dominant team in Europe, so it’s been very important for us to approach this week with the same level of intensity we have shown in previous weeks. I’m pleased with how we have prepared and with the focus the squad have shown.

“You can’t underestimate any team in Test match rugby. France are a dangerous side but we go to Paris full of confidence and a hunger to get the win.”

Tommy Taylor (Sale Sharks) and Alex Goode (Saracens) will also travel with the squad to Paris.

England

15. Mike Brown (vc) ,14. Anthony Watson ,13. Jonathan Joseph, 12. Owen Farrell (vc) ,11. Jack Nowell,10. George Ford ,9. Danny Care ,8. Billy Vunipola (vc) ,7. James Haskell, 6. Chris Robshaw,5. George Kruis ,4. Maro Itoje,3. Dan Cole,2. Dylan Hartley (c) ,1. Mako Vunipola

Replacements : 16. Luke Cowan-Dickie ,17. Joe Marler ,18. Kieran Brookes ,19. Joe Launchbury ,20. Jack Clifford ,21. Ben Youngs ,22. Manu Tuilagi ,23. Elliot Daly,

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