There is no Mako Vunipola for England who has a leg injury, which means that Ellis Genge starts in the front row:
England: Daly; Watson, Slade, Farrell (capt,), May; Ford, Youngs; Genge, George, Sinckler, Itoje, Launchbury, Curry, Underhill, B Vunipola. Replacements: Cowan-Dickie, Marler, Stuart, Hill, Earl, Robson, Malins, Marchant.
France, as stated, are all over the place in terms of selection in view of that deal between the federation and the clubs. The very dangerous strike runner Alivereti Raka is one of six changes from last week’s win over Italy and he plays on the wing. The Toulouse back row Selevasio Tolofua is at No 8.
France: Dulin; Raka, Moefana, Danty, Villière; Jalibert, Couilloud; Kolingar, Bourgarit, Aldegheri, Geraci, Pesenti, Woki, Jelonch, Tofofua. Replacements: Mauvaka, Neti, Atonio, Ducat, Macalou, Bezy, Carbonel, Barassi.
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)