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Saints trio start for England

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Hartley and Lawes have both come off the bench in England's opening two wins over Scotland and Ireland, and those performances have earned them recalls into the starting team by head coach Stuart Lancaster.

England may be topping the Six Nations table with their two victories, but Lancaster said that he had no qualms about changing a winning team.

"We thought long and hard about changing a team which did so well against Ireland," he commented. "But we believe that Dylan, Courtney and Manu [Tuilagi] are ready for the opportunity and allow us to vary our play, while the bench will add impact and energy as the game unfolds in the second half.

"The players are really looking forward to getting back to Twickenham; the atmosphere in the stadium is fantastic and hopefully the crowd can get behind us in what is sure to be a great challenge against a motivated and physical French team."

You can watch the Saints trio in action on the big screens throughout Franklin's Gardens straight after Saturday's home Aviva Premiership Rugby match with Bath. Tickets are on sale now - to book just CLICK HERE and follow the straightforward instructions!

ENGLAND TEAM TO PLAY FRANCE

Six Nations

Twickenham

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Kick off 5:00pm

15 Alex Goode (Saracens)

14 Chris Ashton (Saracens)

13 Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)

12 Brad Barritt (Saracens)

11 Mike Brown (Harlequins)

10 Owen Farrell (Saracens)

9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

1 Joe Marler (Harlequins)

2 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)

3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)

4 Joe Launchbury (London Wasps)

5 Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers)

6 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)

7 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins)(capt)

8 Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)

Replacements

16 Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

17 David Wilson (Bath)

18 Mako Vunipola (Saracens)

19 James Haskell (London Wasps)

20 Thomas Waldrom (Leicester Tigers)

21 Danny Care (Harlequins)

22 Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers)