Saracens - Five Sarries picked for Le Crunch

Feb 08, 2019

Five Sarries picked for Le Crunch


Five Saracens will start for England in their second game of the Six Nations against France on Sunday.

Maro Itoje (knee) is the only absent Sarrie from the players involved in the opening round win over Ireland in Dublin.

Fly-half Owen Farrell continues in his role as captain while Mako Vunipola and Jamie George are at one and two.

Line-out general George Kruis is in the second row and Billy Vunipola starts at Number 8.

Eddie Jones said: “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."

England starting XV (555 caps) 
 
15 Elliot Daly (Wasps)
14 Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks)
13 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
12 Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)
11 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers)
10 Owen Farrell (Saracens) (c)
9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
 
1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens)
2 Jamie George (Saracens)
3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)
4 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
5 George Kruis (Saracens)
6 Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons)
7 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks)
8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens)
 
Finishers (249 caps)
 
16 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)
17 Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs)
18 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)
19 Joe Launchbury (Wasp)
20 Nathan Hughes (Wasps)
21 Dan Robson (Wasps)
22 George Ford (Leicester Tigers)
23 Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)

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