The Official Online RBS 6 Nations Store is open. The store has everything you need to get behind your team during the RBS 6 Nations, plus the store is now fully stocked with a much wider range of rugby merchandise.
Easter is one of ten survivors from the squad that lost to France in the final match of this year’s RBS 6 Nations but there is a recall for Sale Sharks fly-half Charlie Hodgson after an international exile of two years.
Bath centre Shontayne Hape is preferred to club teammate at inside centre and makes his first start for England alongside Newcastle Falcons prop Jon Golding and Gloucester lock Dave Attwood.
Prop Paul Doran-Jones and flanker Steffon Armitage are also recalled while Wasps duo Dan Ward-Smith and Joe Simpson must wait for their chance from the bench.
Manager Martin Johnson has also named an eye-catching back three of Ben Foden at full-back and Mark Cueto and David Strettle on the wings.
15 Ben Foden (Northampton Saints)
14 Mark Cueto (Sale Sharks)
13 Mike Tindall (Gloucester Rugby)
12 Shontayne Hape (Bath Rugby)
11 David Strettle (Harlequins)
10 Charlie Hodgson (Sale Sharks)
9 Danny Care (Harlequins)
1 Jon Golding (Newcastle Falcons)
2 Steve Thompson (CA Brive)
3 Paul Doran-Jones (Gloucester Rugby)
4 Dave Attwood (Gloucester Rugby)
5 Tom Palmer (Stade Francais)
6 James Haskell (Stade Francais)
7 Steffon Armitage (London Irish)
8 Nick Easter (Harlequins)
16 Lee Mears (Bath Rugby)
17 Tim Payne (London Wasps)
18 Dan Ward-Smith (London Wasps)
19 Joe Worsley (London Wasps)
20 Joe Simpson (London Wasps)
21 Olly Barkley (Bath Rugby)
22 Mathew Tait (Sale Sharks)