Moody to captain Poms

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Moody to captain Poms

Captain Steve Borthwick will miss England’s match against France due to a knee injury.

Louis Deacon will take Borthwick’s place in the second row, while Moody – who was dropped for last week’s match against Scotland – will now lead the side.

England – Ben Foden (Northampton); Mark Cueto (Sale), Mike Tindall (Gloucester), Riki Flutey (Brive), Chris Ashton (Northampton); Toby Flood (Leicester), Danny Care (Harlequins); Tim Payne (Wasps), Dylan Hartley (Northampton), Dan Cole (Leicester), Simon Shaw (Wasps), Louis Deacon (Leicester), Joe Worsley (Wasps), Lewis Moody (Leicester, captain), Nick Easter (Harlequins).
Subs: Steve Thompson (Brive), David Wilson (Bath), Tom Palmer (Stade Francais), James Haskell (Stade Francais), Ben Youngs (Leicester), Jonny Wilkinson (Toulon), Mathew Tait (Sale).