Wasps fans will be disappointed because he has been playing so well, But Simon Shaw is one of three changes to the starting 15 as flanker Tom Croft and wing Ugo Monye are also called in for the France game on 15 march at Twickenham 15:00 kick-off.
The changes see Nick Kennedy and James Haskell move to the bench whilst Ugo Moyne replaces Paul Sackey. Danny care is given another chance to cool his hot head and make an impact. Luke Narraway, like Sackey does not make the selected 22.
Delon Armitage (London Irish), Mark Cueto (Sale), Mike Tindall (Gloucester), Riki Flutey (Wasps), Ugo Monye (Harlequins); Toby Flood (Leicester), Harry Ellis (Leicester); Andrew Sheridan (Sale), Lee Mears (Bath), Phil Vickery (Wasps), Simon Shaw (Wasps), Steve Borthwick (Saracens), Tom Croft (Leicester), Joe Worsley (Wasps), Nick Easter (Harlequins).
Replacements: Dylan Hartley (Northampton), Julian White (Leicester), Nick Kennedy (London Irish), James Haskell (Wasps), Danny Care (Harlequins), Andy Goode (Brive), Mathew Tait (Sale).