Jones on his side to face France

England head coach Eddie Jones says he wants his side to be “brutal and aggressive on the gain line" as well as "play with a great tactical discipline” when they take on France in the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations on Saturday.

Jones’ side were beaten by Scotland in their third fixture of the tournament and Jones is expecting a positive response from England.

Anthony Watson is chosen at full back, while Jamie George starts at hooker because of an injury to captain Dylan Hartley.

Ben Te’o is named at centre, while Elliot Daly also returns to the starting XV on the wing.

“This game is about the opportunity for the team to move forward and we want a response from the players this week,” said Jones.

“Against France we want to be brutal and aggressive on the gain line and to play with a great tactical discipline.”

On the selection to Watson at full back in place of Mike Brown, Jones explained the thinking behind the decision.

“Mike Brown has been excellent for us but he was a little bit off against Scotland and we’ve decided to start Anthony Watson there,” he said.

“We want to attack a little bit more so Anthony starts at full back with Elliot Daly on the left wing and Jonny May on the right wing. It’s a great back three for us."

Jones added: “Elliot has come back into camp and is in really good fettle, moving well and he’s obviously a very good player having done so well for the Lions in the summer.”

Hartley has not recovered in time so George gets an opportunity to start, while Luke Cowan-Dickie is named as a finisher.

Jones also believes the extra physicality of Te’o will be important against France on Saturday in Paris.

Meanwhile, Jones revealed Owen Farrell will captains England on Saturday with Mako Vunipola named as vice captain.

“It was always the plan, we felt we’d need someone a bit bigger and stronger on a slower track at the Stade de France and this is why Be Te’o starts,” said Jones.

“Owen will be very proud to be captain but at the same time he is disappointed for Dylan to miss out through injury and he knows the position of captain carries a lot of responsibility.

Jones added on the vice captaincy going to Vunipola: “We need to make sure we have one strong voice among the forward leaders and Mako has been doing some great work behind the scenes and will step up and take that on officially against France."