England coach Stuart Lancaster has named an unchanged team for the visit of Italy in their second Six Nations match at Twickenham on Saturday (14 February).
Geoff Parling and Kyle Eastmond had re-joined full training after missing the 21-16 win over Wales at the Millennium Stadium, but Lancaster has opted to keep faith with the same 23 who delivered victory in Cardiff on the opening weekend.
Manu Tuilagi, Tom Wood, David Wilson and Courtney Lawes are all continuing their recovery from respective injuries but the fixture against the Azzurri, who lost to Ireland in their first championship match, comes too soon for the quartet.
\"It\'s always good to be able to name an unchanged team and to build some consistency,\" Lancaster said. \"We did the same last year after France heading into the Scotland game.
\"Italy are going to be fired up. They always are when they come to Twickenham, especially after last week\'s loss to Ireland.
\"We know what\'s coming at us but we have prepared well and are looking forward to getting back home to our fantastic supporters.\"
England XV to face Italy
15. Mike Brown, 14. Anthony Watson, 13. Jonathan Joseph, 12. Luther Burrell, 11. Jonny May, 10. George Ford, 9. Ben Youngs, 1. Joe Marler, 2. Dylan Hartley, 3. Dan Cole, 4. Dave Attwood, 5. George Kruis, 6. James Haskell, 7. Chris Robshaw, 8. Billy Vunipola
Replacements: 16. Tom Youngs, 17. Mako Vunipola 18. Kieran Brookes, 19. Tom Croft, 20. Nick Easter, 21. Richard Wigglesworth, 22. Danny Cipriani, 23. Billy Twelvetrees