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.
Ireland hooker Rory Best will join up with the British and Irish Lions rugby squad today after England’s Dylan Hartley received an 11-week ban for verbally abusing the referee in the English Premiership final.
England rugby team hooker Dylan Hartley was suspended eight weeks for biting an opponent during the Six Nations tournament.
Dylan Hartley is set to miss the British and Irish Lions rugby tour to Hong Kong and Australia after being red-carded yesterday for verbally abusing a referee.
England omitted Leicester fly-half Toby Flood from its 35-man Six Nations rugby squad because of his expected move to Toulouse, and named Bath’s George Ford as his replacement.
Dylan Hartley will start at hooker for the England rugby team in this weekend’s game against Australia at Twickenham in London.
England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster selected a new-look front row for the match against Argentina at Twickenham in two days.
England came from behind in the second half to beat Australia 20-13 in the opening game of its autumn international rugby schedule.