Bath prop forward David Wilson was chosen by England to replace the injured Dan Cole for the Six Nations rugby game against unchanged Ireland this weekend.
Two players will make their first senior appearances for England when the team meets France on the opening day of the Six Nations rugby tournament in two days.
England beat Scotland 38-18 on the opening day of rugby’s Six Nations tournament, as Ireland held on to defeat defending champion Wales 30-22.
Center Riki Flutey has missed out on a place in England’s 30-man squad for the Rugby World Cup in his native New Zealand starting next month.
Harlequins beat Sale Sharks 24-10 to clinch first place in English rugby’s Premiership and the top spot in the playoffs.
Harlequins beat Saracens 24-19 in England’s Premiership before the largest crowd ever to watch a club rugby match.
Chris Ashton scored a record four tries as England beat Italy 59-13 in rugby’s Six Nations.
Harlequins defeated Munster 20-12 to move into the final of rugby’s Amlin Challenge Cup for the third time.
Mike Tindall will captain the England rugby team in this weekend’s World Cup warm-up match against Wales in Cardiff.
England rugby coach Martin Johnson will make one change to the squad that beat Australia when his team takes on New Zealand this weekend at Twickenham in London.