Tuesday 24 April 2018

Joe Marler benched as England name their team to face France in Six Nations

England's prop Joe Marler (C) clashes with Wales' prop Samson Lee (3rd R) during the Six Nations international rugby union match between England and Wales at Twickenham yesterday
England's prop Joe Marler (C) clashes with Wales' prop Samson Lee (3rd R) during the Six Nations international rugby union match between England and Wales at Twickenham yesterday

England have named prop Joe Marler on the bench for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations match against France in Paris, the Rugby Football Union has announced.

Team: M Brown (Harlequins); A Watson (Bath), J Joseph (Bath), O Farrell (Saracens), J Nowell (Exeter); G Ford (Bath), D Care (Harlequins); M Vunipola (Saracens), D Hartley (Northampton, capt), D Cole (Leicester), M Itoje (Saracens), G Kruis (Saracens), C Robshaw (Harlequins), J Haskell (Wasps), B Vunipola (Saracens).

Replacements: L Cowan-Dickie (Exeter), J Marler (Harlequins), K Brookes (Northampton), J Launchbury (Wasps), J Clifford (Harlequins), B Youngs (Leicester), M Tuilagi (Leicester), E Daly (Wasps).

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