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Lawes at flanker for Paris clash

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Courtney Lawes starts for England as they make the trip to Paris this weekend to take on France.

Injury has ruled out captain Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) but Eddie Jones has named an otherwise unchanged starting forward pack to the one that faced Scotland last month.

And with Lawes beginning the game at flanker, Jones is looking for his side to rectify their disappointing performance against Scotland in the last round. 

“This game is about the opportunity for the team to move forward and we want a response from the players this week," said Jones.

“Against France we want to be brutal and aggressive on the gain line and to play with a great tactical discipline.”

ENGLAND TEAM TO FACE FRANCE
Saturday 10 March 2018
Stade de France
Kick-off 4.45pm GMT

Starting 15
15 Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby 31 caps)
14 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers 32 caps)
13 Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors 11 caps)
12 Owen Farrell (Saracens 56 caps) C
11 Elliot Daly (Wasps 16 caps)
10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers 43 caps)
9 Danny Care (Harlequins 79 caps)

1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens 47 caps) VC
2 Jamie George (Saracens 23 caps)
3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers 80 caps)
4 Joe Launchbury (Wasps 50 caps)
5 Maro Itoje (Saracens 17 caps)
6 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints 64 caps)
7 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins 62 caps)
8 Nathan Hughes (Wasps 13 caps)

Finishers
16 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs 4 caps)
17 Joe Marler (Harlequins 54 caps)
18 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins 8 caps)
19 James Haskell (Wasps 75 caps)
20 Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs 5 caps)
21 Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens 29 caps)
22 Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby 38 caps)
23 Mike Brown (Harlequins 67 caps)