Martin Johnson has named nine changes to the England side that faced Argentina last weekend, including captain Lewis Moody on the openside flank. It is not the only change in the back row as Tom Wood makes his first start of the World Cup campaign on the blindside, with Tom Croft moving to the bench.
Having impressed coming off the bench on Saturday, Matt Stevens has been given the nod at loosehead prop, replacing the injured Andrew Sheridan, who sadly had to fly home earlier this week with a recurrence of a shoulder injury. Dylan Hartley starts at hooker, while it’s all change in the second row as Tom Palmer and Simon Shaw replace the banned Courtney Lawes and Louis Deacon.
In the backs, Johnson has opted for the Leicester Tigers 9-10 partnership of last week’s try scorer Ben Youngs and Toby Flood as Shontayne Hape partners Manu Tuilagi in the centres.
What do you think of the side? Can England’s pack handle the strength of the Georgians? Will there be improvements in the goal kicking?
15 Ben Foden (Northampton Saints)
14 Chris Ashton (Northampton Saints)
13 Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)
12 Shontayne Hape (London Irish)
11 Delon Armitage (London Irish)
10 Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers
9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
1 Matt Stevens (Saracens)
2 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)
4 Simon Shaw (Unattached)
5 Tom Palmer (Stade Francais)
6 Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)
7 Lewis Moody (Bath Rugby, capt)
8 Nick Easter (Harlequins)
16 Steve Thompson (London Wasps)
17 Alex Corbisiero (London Irish)
18 Tom Croft (Leicester Tigers)
19 James Haskell (Ricoh Black Rams)
20 Joe Simpson (London Wasps)
21 Jonny Wilkinson (Toulon)
22 Matt Banahan (Bath Rugby)