Gloucester's Billy Twelvetrees on replacements bench for England's Six Nations clash with France
BILLY Twelvetrees drops to the replacements bench for England's Six Nations clash with France as Manu Tuilagi returns to Stuart Lancaster's team after injury.
Tuilagi returns as one of three changes to the side that claimed victory against Ireland in Dublin two weeks ago, as Northampton pair Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes both return to the starting XV.
Hartley replaces Tom Youngs, Lawes comes in for James Haskell with both players dropping to join Twelvetrees on the replacements bench.
England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: "We thought long and hard about changing a winning team which did so well against Ireland. But we believe that Dylan, Courtney and Manu are ready for the opportunity and allow us to vary our play, while the bench will add impact and energy as the game unfolds in the second half.
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"The players are really looking forward to getting back to Twickenham; the atmosphere in the stadium is fantastic and hopefully the crowd can get behind us in what is sure to be a great challenge against a motivated and physical French team."
England (v France, Saturday, 5pm, Twickenham Stadium, live on BBC One)
15. Alex Goode (Saracens, 8 caps)
14. Chris Ashton (Saracens, 31 caps)
13. Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 18 caps)
12. Brad Barritt (Saracens, 13 caps)
11. Mike Brown (Harlequins, 13 caps)
10. Owen Farrell (Saracens, 14 caps)
9. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 30 caps)
1. Joe Marler (Harlequins, 7 caps)
2. Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints, 44 caps)
3. Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 37 caps)
4. Joe Launchbury (London Wasps, 6 caps)
5. Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers, 14 caps)
6. Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 17 caps)
7. Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, capt, 14 caps)
8. Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, 15 caps)
16. Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 6 caps)
17. David Wilson (Bath Rugby, 24 caps)
18. Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 6 caps)
19. James Haskell (London Wasps, 47 caps)
20. Thomas Waldrom (Leicester Tigers, 5 caps)
21. Danny Care (Harlequins, 38 caps)
22. Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers, 54 caps)
23. Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby, 2 caps