England men’s head coach Eddie Jones has called up 35 players today to begin preparations for their second Guinness Six Nations match against France on Sunday 10 February (KO 3:00pm, live on ITV).
Maro Itoje (Saracens) suffered a knee ligament injury during the Ireland game. The Saracens lock is expected to be available towards the end of the tournament. Nick Isiekwe (Saracens) has been named in Itoje’s place.
England opened their Six Nations campaign with victory in Ireland on Saturday.
The squad includes uncapped players Jack Singleton, Ben Earl, Dan Robson and Ollie Thorley.
"Maro is a fantastic player and a great personality around the squad, so clearly that's significant," said forwards coach Steve Borthwick.
"What we have got is some other brilliant players in there. Whenever any player of his calibre is taken from the team, clearly you take some strengths out but we've got other players who have different strengths, but they're very good experienced players.
"You look at example at the weekend that George Kruis goes off the field and 90 seconds later Maro Itoje is injured and Nathan Hughes goes into the second row. We'd practiced Nathan scrummaging and the players adapted really well which was great. Courtney called the lineout and everyone did a good job of adapting to that situation.
"There are still plenty of areas for us to improve upon. This weekend we're going against a very good team coming off a result that they'll be wanting to put right, so we know it's going to be another fierce encounter."
35-man England squad for France Test
Jack Clifford (Harlequins), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs), Tom Curry (Sale Sharks), Ben Earl (Saracens) *, Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens), George Kruis (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs), Brad Shields (Wasps), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Jack Singleton (Worcester Warriors) *, Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs), Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons).
Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks), Mike Brown (Harlequins), Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Ollie Devoto (Exeter Chiefs), Owen Farrell (Saracens) captain, George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Dan Robson (Wasps) *, Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors), Ollie Thorley (Gloucester Rugby) *, Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
* denotes uncapped.