Double Heineken Cup winner Simon Shaw has been brought into the England team for the crunch Six Nations match against France on Sunday at Twickenham.
After England's loss to Ireland at Croke Park two weeks ago, Martin Johnson's starting fifteen against France sees three changes including the call up of 50 times capped lock to replace Nick Kennedy.
Tom Croft of Leicester Tigers comes in for James Haskell (London Wasps) while Heineken Cup quarter-finalist Ugo Monye (Harlequins) replaces Paul Sackey, who is recovering from a left calf muscle injury.
Monye, who featured in all four autumn internationals, will start on the left wing with Mark Cueto (Sale Sharks) switching to the right.
Saracens second-row Steve Borthwick will once more captain the side while Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care despite getting a yellow card in the Ireland match retains his place on the bench.
RBS 6 Nations England v France, Twickenham, Sunday 3pm
England team: 15 Delon Armitage, 14 Mark Cueto, 13 Mike Tindall, 12 Riki Flutey, 11 Ugo Monye, 10 Toby Flood, 9 Harry Ellis, 8 Nick Easter, 7 Joe Worsley, 6 Tom Croft, 5 Simon Shaw, 4 Steve Borthwick (captain), 3 Phil Vickery, 2 Lee Mears, 1 Andrew Sheridan.
Replacements: 16 Dylan Hartley, 17 Julian White, 18 James Haskell, 19 Nick Kennedy, 20 Danny Care, 21 Andy Goode, 22 Mathew Tait.