It’s the same starting XV for England today as Steve Borthwick opts to keep faith in those who got the job done against Italy.
Backs: Freddie Steward, Tommy Freeman, Henry Slade, Fraser Dingwall, Elliot Daly, George Ford, Alex Mitchell
Forwards: Joe Marler, Jamie George (C), Will Stuart, Maro Itoje, Ollie Chessum, Ethan Roots, Sam Underhill, Ben Earl
Upon confirming the team, Borthwich said: ‘It was pleasing and important to have started our Six Nations campaign in Rome with a victory. However, we know there are areas of our game to improve.
‘With a new player group and a number of new caps, we have tried to develop our game on both sides of the ball. Such changes take time, and I was pleased how quickly the players settled and adapted last weekend against Italy.’
CHRIS FOY: The Red Rose head coach has stuck with the same line-up which began the victory over Italy in Rome last weekend, as he seeks to build further momentum.