England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster will stick with the squad that beat Wales last week for the final game of the Six Nations tournament against Italy in Rome.
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 rugby’s interim manager Stuart Lancaster was given the full-time job today by the country’s board to lead the squad through the next World Cup.
England’s Charlie Hodgson and Lee Mears retired from international rugby, while Andy Farrell returned to the coaching staff, the Rugby Football Union said.
Andy Farrell will remain as Saracens coach after turning down a chance to join the England national team staff, the Premiership rugby club said on its website.
England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster added flanker James Haskell, wing Ugo Monye, prop Mako Vunipola and hooker Tom Youngs to the 32-man squad preparing to play Fiji at Twickenham Nov. 10.
England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster recalled prop Dan Cole for the match against top-ranked New Zealand at Twickenham in two days.
South Africa continued its domination of England by holding on for a 16-15 win in an international rugby Test match at Twickenham in London.
London Irish full back Delon Armitage was suspended from English rugby’s Saxons second-string squad after being arrested after an altercation in a nightclub.
"The Wales result was very significant for us but we need to finish the tournament well in Rome."
- Stuart Lancaster on Mar 13, 2014