England v Italy Team News

2011 SIX NATIONS: ENGLAND v ITALY at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, 12 February Kick-off: 1430 GMT with coverage live on BBC One.

England manager Martin Johnson stayed with the same starting XV that beat Wales in their Six Nations opener for Saturday’s match at home to Italy. The decision means James Haskell remains at open-side flanker ahead of specialist number seven Hendre Fourie in to replace Joe Worsley, who appeared as a replacement in Cardiff. However the late withdrawal of Andrew Sheridan means a call up for London Irish Prop Alex Corbisiero.

Italy coach Nick Mallett has made four changes to his side who visit Twickenham on Saturday. Scrum-half Edoardo Gori and New Zealand-born flanker Josh Sole miss the game with injury and are replaced by Pablo Canavosio and Valerio Bernabo, whilst Fly-half Kris Burton drops to the bench with Luciano Orquera replacing him and South African-born lock Carlo Del Fava comes in for Santiago Dellape.


England: Ben Foden (Northampton); Chris Ashton (Northampton), Mike Tindall (Gloucester, capt), Shontayne Hape (Bath), Mark Cueto (Sale); Toby Flood (Leicester), Ben Youngs (Leicester); Alex Corbisiero (London Irish), Dylan Hartley (Northampton), Dan Cole (Leicester); Louis Deacon (Leicester), Tom Palmer (Stade Francais); Tom Wood (Northampton), James Haskell (Stade Francais), Nick Easter (Harlequins).
Replacements: Matt Banahan (Bath), Jonny Wilkinson (Toulon); Danny Care (Harlequins); Dave Wilson (Bath); Steve Thompson (Leeds); Simon Shaw (Wasps); Hendre Fourie (Leeds)

Italy: Luke McLean, Andrea Masi, Gonzalo Canale, Alberto Sgarbi, Mirco Bergamasco, Luciano Orquera, Pablo Canavosio; Salvatore Perugini, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Martin Castrogiovanni, Carlo Del Fava, Quintin Geldenhuys, Valerio Bernabo, Alessandro Zanni, Sergio Parisse (capt).
Replacements: Fabio Ongaro, Andrea Lo Cicero, Santiago Dellape, Robert Barbieri, Fabio Semenzato, Kris Burton, Gonzalo Garcia.