Six Nations Teams England V France

RBS Six Nations England v France at Twickenham on Saturday, 26 February with Kick-off: 1700 GMT and live coverage on BBC One, here are the two teams.

Andrew Sheridan is back in the starting team for Saturday’s Six Nations tie against France but captain Lewis Moody is out again sidelined by injury. So Mike Tindall stays as captain.

Sheridan is the only change from the starting XV that thrashed Italy, with Alex Corbisiero dropping to the bench where he replaces the injured David Wilson.

France have made several changes to the side which narrowly beat Ireland. Number eight Sebastien Chabal, wing Vincent Clerc, scrum-half Dimitri Yachvili and centre Yannick Jauzion have all been recalled. Winger Maxime Medard has been moved to full-back in place of Clement Poitrenaud, but is a doubt with a thigh injury.


England: B Foden (Northampton Saints); C Ashton (Northampton Saints), M Tindall (Gloucester Rugby, capt), S Hape (Bath Rugby), M Cueto (Sale Sharks); T Flood (Leicester Tigers), B Youngs (Leicester Tigers); A Sheridan (Sale Sharks), D Hartley (Northampton Saints), D Cole (Leicester Tigers), L Deacon (Leicester Tigers), T Palmer (Stade Francais), T Wood (Northampton Saints), J Haskell (Stade Francais), N Easter (Harlequins).
Replacements: S Thompson (Leeds Carnegie), A Corbisiero (London Irish), S Shaw (London Wasps), H Fourie (Leeds Carnegie), D Care (Harlequins), J Wilkinson (Toulon), M Banahan (Bath Rugby).

France: 15-Maxime Medard, 14-Yoann Huget, 13-Aurelien Rougerie, 12-Yannick Jauzion, 11-Vincent Clerc, 10-Francois Trinh-Duc, 9-Dimitri Yachvili, 8-Sebastien Chabal, 7-Imanol Harinordoquy, 6-Thierry Dusautoir (captain), 5-Lionel Nallet, 4-Julien Pierre, 3-Nicolas Mas, 2-William Servat, 1-Thomas Domingo
Replacements: 16-Guilhem Guirado, 17-Sylvain Marconnet, 18-Jerome Thion, 19-Julien Bonnaire, 20-Morgan Parra, 21-Damien Traille, 22-Clement Poitrenaud