Wilson starts for England against French on Sunday

Friday 8 February 2019

Newcastle Falcons' Mark Wilson starts again for England on Sunday as they host France in the second round of the Guinness Six Nations.

The Twickenham clash is a 3pm kick-off and is being shown live in the UK on ITV, Wilson having impressed in last weekend's away victory over Ireland.

He wins his 10th cap after playing the full 80 minutes in England's last five tests, head coach Eddie Jones saying: “After the Ireland game we have had to refocus and reset. Players have been very good, and certainly by Sunday we’ll be at our best.

“The French are always an interesting side to play against. They are full of talent, they have a lot of unpredictability so it’s hard to prepare tactically against them so we have had a real focus on ourselves.

“We can’t wait to play in front of our supporters, I’m sure they will be buoyant by the first round results and we promise we will play a better game on Sunday.”

England starting XV (555 caps)

15 Elliot Daly (Wasps, 26 caps)

14 Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks, 43 caps)

13 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 18 caps)

12 Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 28 caps)

11 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 41 caps)

10 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 66 caps, captain)

9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 81 caps)

1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 52 caps)

2 Jamie George (Saracens, 33 caps)

3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 18 caps)

4 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 69 caps)

5 George Kruis (Saracens, 28 caps)

6 Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons, 9 caps)

7 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 6 caps)

8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 37 caps)

Replacements (249 caps)

16 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 8 caps)

17 Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs, 4 caps)

18 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 82 caps)

19 Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 54 caps)

20 Nathan Hughes (Wasps, 19 caps)

21 Dan Robson (Wasps, uncapped)

22 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 52 caps)

23 Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 30 caps)

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