…for the first time in 27 matches! Another first for the World Cup, all 30 players were available for selection, and the fact that Andy Farrell is not in the 22 suggests he has only featured through lack of choice.
Jason Robinson will lead the side out at the Stade de France as he wins his 50th cap, and proclaimed, “The Lord has taken me from one amazing thing to another.” Let’s hope He takes England to the final.
England: J Robinson (unatt); P Sackey (Wasps), M Tait (Newcastle), M Catt (London Irish), J Lewsey (Wasps); J Wilkinson (Newcastle), A Gomarsall (Harlequins); A Sheridan (Sale), M Regan (Bristol), P Vickery (Wasps, capt), S Shaw (Wasps), B Kay (Leicester), M Corry (Leicester), L Moody (Leicester), N Easter (Harlequins).
Subs: G Chuter (Leicester), M Stevens (Bath), L Dallaglio (Wasps), J Worsley (Wasps), P Richards (London Irish), T Flood (Newcastle), D Hipkiss (Leicester).