Stuart Lancaster has retained the exact match-day 22 from the last weekend’s Calcutta Cup victory over Scotland, with Phil Dowson continuing in the number 8 shirt despite pressure from Ben Morgan. Lee Dickson is named on the bench despite his hand injury earlier in the week, with Joe Simpson travelling with the squad as injury cover, as is Harlequins prop Joe Marler.
15. Ben Foden, 14. Chris Ashton, 13. Brad Barritt, 12. Owen Farrell, 11. David Strettle, 10. Charlie Hodgson, 9. Ben Youngs, 1. Alex Corbisiero, 2. Dylan Hartley, 3. Dan Cole, 4. Mouritz Botha, 5. Tom Palmer, 6. Tom Croft, 7. Chris Robshaw (c), 8. Phil Dowson
16. Rob Webber, 17. Matt Stevens, 18. Geoff Parling, 19. Ben Morgan, 20. Lee Dickson, 21. Jordan Turner-Hall, 22. Mike Brown