Breaking: England Team Named For Six Nations Clash With Italy
Eddie Jones has named his side for England’s RBS 6 Nations game against Italy at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday.
There are four changes to the starting XV that beat Wales at Principality Stadium in round two of the Championship.
In the back line Ben Te’o gets his first start in an England shirt at outside-centre. Danny Care is named at scrum-half and Jonny May returns to the right wing. In the forwards James Haskell is named at flanker.
England match-day 23 for the RBS 6 Nations game against Italy
15. Mike Brown (vice captain, Harlequins, 57 caps), 14. Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 24 caps), 13. Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors, 5 caps), 12. Owen Farrell (vice captain, Saracens, 49 caps), 11. Elliot Daly (Wasps, 10 caps), 10. George Ford (Bath Rugby, 32 caps), 9. Danny Care (Harlequins, 68 caps), 1. Joe Marler (Harlequins, 48 caps), 2. Dylan Hartley (captain, Northampton Saints, 81 caps), 3. Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 71 caps), 4. Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 39 caps), 5. Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 55 caps), 6. Maro Itoje (Saracens, 9 caps), 7. James Haskell (Wasps, 72 caps), 8. Nathan Hughes (Wasps, 5 caps).
Replacements: 16. Jamie George (Saracens, 14 caps), 17. Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 39 caps), 18. Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 5 caps), 19. Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, 47 caps), 20. Jack Clifford (Harlequins, 9 caps), 21. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 67 caps), 22. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 4 caps), 23. Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 20 caps).
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