World Cup: Stuart Lancaster says France game 'last chance' for some
Stuart Lancaster says Saturday's match with France is a final chance for some of his players to impress before he selects his World Cup squad.
England play two warm-up matches against Les Bleus before announcing their final 31-man squad on 31 August.
Among those starting at Twickenham this weekend is uncapped former rugby league international Sam Burgess, at centre.
Head coach Lancaster said: "It's the opportunity because the following week we'll probably change a lot."
|England team to face France|
|England XV: 15-Alex Goode, 14-Anthony Watson, 13-Henry Slade, 12- Sam Burgess, 11-Jonny May, 10- Owen Farrell, 9- Richard Wigglesworth; 1-Mako Vunipola, 2- Rob Webber, 3- Kieran Brookes, 4- George Kruis, 5-Geoff Parling, 6-Tom Wood, 7-Calum Clark, 8- Ben Morgan|
|Replacements: 16-Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17-Alex Corbisiero, 18-David Wilson, 19-Dave Attwood, 20- James Haskell, 21- Danny Care, 22-Danny Cipriani, 23-Billy Twelvetrees|