12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
Scrum-half Matt Dawson, lock Steve Borthwick and wing-forward Joe Worsley come back into the side for Andy Gomarsall, Danny Grewcock and Chris Jones respectively while Leicester flanker Neil Back, has been recalled to the bench as has Gloucester wing James Simpson-Daniel. Gomarsall and Jones are named on the replacement bench but Grewcock misses out with an Achilles injury which leaves Jones, number 6 against Scotland, as cover for the second-row.
Ireland are due to announce their side, Tuesday (March 2nd).
England. Iain Balshaw (Bath); Josh Lewsey (Wasps), Jason Robinson (Sale), Will Greenwood (Harlequins), Ben Cohen (Northampton); Paul Grayson (Northampton) Matt Dawson (Northampton); Lawrence Dallaglio (Wasps, capt), Richard Hill (Saracens), Joe Worsley (Wasps); Ben Kay (Leicester), Steve Borthwick (Bath); Phil Vickery (Gloucester), Steve Thompson (Northampton), Trevor Woodman (Gloucester) Replacements: Mark Regan (Leeds), Matt Stevens (Bath), Chris Jones (Sale), Neil Back (Leicester), Andy Gomarsall (Gloucester), Olly Barkley (Bath), James Simpson-Daniel (Gloucester)