RBS 6 Nations 2011: Sheridan in as England Name Team to Face France

England coach, Martin Johnson, has named his team to face France in this Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations 2011 match at Twickenham.

The starting XV features only one change from the team which demolished Italy at Twickeham a fortnight ago, as Sale Sharks prop, Andrew Sheridan, is fit again. He replaces Alex Corbisiero, who is named among the replacements, displacing David Wilson of Bath Rugby.

The full starting XV and replacements for England v France is detailed below.

England Starting XV – England v France, RBS 6 Nations 2011

  • 15 Ben Foden (Northampton Saints)
  • 14 Chris Ashton (Northampton Saints)
  • 13 Mike Tindall (Gloucester Rugby, captain)
  • 12 Shontayne Hape (Bath Rugby)
  • 11 Mark Cueto (Sale Sharks)
  • 10 Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers)
  • 9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
  • 1 Andrew Sheridan (Sale Sharks)
  • 2 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
  • 3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)
  • 4 Louis Deacon (Leicester Tigers)
  • 5 Tom Palmer (Stade Francais)
  • 6 Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)
  • 7 James Haskell (Stade Francais)
  • 8 Nick Easter (Harlequins)

England Replacements

  • 16 Steve Thompson (Leeds Carnegie)
  • 17 Alex Corbisiero (London Irish)
  • 18 Simon Shaw (London Wasps)
  • 19 Hendre Fourie (Leeds Carnegie)
  • 20 Danny Care (Harlequins)
  • 21 Jonny Wilkinson (Toulon)
  • 22 Matt Banahan (Bath Rugby)

England v France will kick-off at 17:00 GMT on Saturday 26th February 2011, at Twickenham, London, England.

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