Chris Robshaw will continue as England captain for the Six Nations Championships, coach Stuart Lancaster has confirmed.
Robshaw, 27, has led England in 19 of their 22 Tests since he was made captain by head coach Stuart Lancaster in February 2012 and will be looking to lead the new-look England team.
"Chris is in the team on merit as a player first and foremost but he has also shown himself to be an outstanding leader for Harlequins and England," said Lancaster.
"He led us well during the QBE Internationals and I have no doubt that, as he goes into his third RBS 6 Nations as captain, he will do likewise."
Robshaw added: "Stuart rang me yesterday and, as with every time he has asked me, it is a great privilege.
"To lead your country is a massive honour but I am fortunate to have a group of players and leaders who support me in that.
"We want to kick on from the QBE Internationals and we can't wait for the challenge ahead, starting with a tough away match against France."
The Harlequins flanker is among a 35-man squad who will gather at England's Surrey training base on Monday which includes some less-familiar names.
Bath fly-half George Ford replaces France-bound Toby Flood who has turned down a place in the England squad following a move to Toulouse.
Other young faces such as Anthony Watson, Luther Burrell, Jack Nowell and Henry Thomas, have been brought into the squad due to injury in the absence of some of international regulars.
Meanwhile, injury concern has been tempered regarding Tom Wood and scrum half Danny Care who are both expected to be available for the championship.
Injured players Ben Foden, Alex Corbisiero and winger Marland Yarde are also set to attend the England training camp for assessment as part of their recovery.
England open their Six Nations campaign against France on 1 February in Paris.