Luther Burrell, Jack Nowell to make England debuts against France

Stuart Lancaster, the England head coach looks on during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2013
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England head coach Stuart Lancaster hands debuts to Luther Burrell and Jack Nowell for Saturday's Six Nations clash with France in Paris.

England head coach Stuart Lancaster will hand Luther Burrell and Jack Nowell their international debuts in Saturday's Six Nations opener against France in Paris.

Exeter Chiefs wing Nowell comes into the side in the place of Chris Ashton, who has been omitted from the 26-man squad.

Elsewhere, Gloucester winger Jonny May will win his second cap at the Stade de France, while Danny Care will start his first England game since playing against Italy in last year's tournament.

The pack remains unchanged from the team that started against New Zealand, with Joe Marler keeping his place in the side ahead of Mako Vunipola, who has been named on the bench.

England team to face France:

Mike Brown, Jack Nowell, Luther Burrell, Billy Twelvetrees, Jonny May, Owen Farrell, Danny Care; Joe Marler, Dylan Hartley, Dan Cole, Joe Launchbury, Courtney Lawes, Tom Wood, Chris Robshaw, Billy Vunipola

Replacements: Tom Youngs, Mako Vunipola, Henry Thomas, Dave Attwood, Ben Morgan, Lee Dickson, Brad Barritt, Alex Goode

Chris Ashton of England celebrates after scoring a try during the QBE International match between England and Argentina at Twickenham Stadium on November 9, 2013
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