Team Announcement: Ellis Genge to captain England at Twickenham

Team Announcement: Ellis Genge to captain England at Twickenham

Steve Borthwick has named his England side to take on France in the Guinness Six Nations this weekend.

England will host Les Bleus at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday (4.45pm KO).

Ellis Genge will lead the side out as captain for the first time.  He will be joined in the front row by prop Kyle Sinckler and hooker Jamie George.

In an unchanged forward pack from England’s 20-10 win over Wales in Cardiff in the last round of the tournament, Maro Itoje and Ollie Chessum are at lock.
Flankers Jack Willis and Lewis Ludlam, along with Alex Dombrandt at No. 8, complete the pack.

Marcus Smith starts at fly half and Jack van Poortvliet is at scrum half.  Ollie Lawrence is at inside centre, Henry Slade stays at outside centre. 
Anthony Watson is on the left wing, Max Malins is on the right wing and Freddie Steward is full back.

Owen Farrell and David Ribbans are named as replacements, alongside Jack Walker, Mako Vunipola, Dan Cole, Ben Curry, Alex Mitchell and Henry Arundell.

15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 20 caps)
14. Max Malins (Saracens, 17 caps)
13. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 54 caps)
12. Ollie Lawrence (Bath Rugby, 10 caps)
11. Anthony Watson (Leicester Tigers, 53 caps)
10. Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 20 caps)
9. Jack van Poortvliet (Leicester Tigers, 10 caps)
1. Ellis Genge (C) (Bristol Bears, 46 caps)
2. Jamie George (Saracens, 75 caps)
3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 59 caps)
4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, 65 caps)
5. Ollie Chessum (Leicester Tigers, 8 caps)
6. Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 17 caps)
7. Jack Willis (Toulouse, 8 caps)
8. Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 12 caps)
16. Jack Walker (Harlequins, 2 caps)
17. Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 77 caps)
18. Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 98 caps)
19. David Ribbans (Northampton Saints, 3 caps)
20. Ben Curry (Sale Sharks, 3 caps)
21. Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, 3 caps)
22. Owen Farrell (Saracens, 104 caps)
23. Henry Arundell (London Irish, 5 caps)

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