England unchanged for France Six Nations clash

England unchanged for France clash
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England coach Stuart Lancaster opts to stick with the same 23 that triumphed over Ireland for the visit of France to Twickenham.

England coach Stuart Lancaster has named an unchanged 23-man squad for the Six Nations meeting with France on Saturday.

Gloucester forward Ben Morgan is still nursing the ankle injury that saw him miss the narrow victory over Ireland 10 days ago.

Manu Tuilagi will be hoping for a recall at centre after returning from his own ankle issue with a substitute appearance in Dublin.

Lancaster admitted that he had some selection decisions to make, but did not feel it necessary to make alterations for the visit of France, who have lost their two opening matches in this year's competition.

"We had to make some close calls but the team did very well in Ireland so we've gone with the same squad against France," he told reporters.

"We are looking forward to getting back to Twickenham against what I am sure will be a highly motivated French team."

Forwards: Marler, T Youngs, Cole, Parling, Launchbury, Haskell, Robshaw, Wood, Hartley, Wilson, M Vunipola, Lawes, Waldrom

Backs: Goode, Ashton, Barritt, Twelvetrees, Brown, Farrell, B Youngs, Care, Flood, Tuilagi

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