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France have traditionally been one of England’s toughest rivals with Les Bleues last defeating England twice in 2011, while more recently, Hunter’s side picked up a 23-13 scalp over France in October.
England have made four changes to the starting line-up from the tema that lost in Ireland last time out with Emma Croker, Rebecca Essex and Lauren Cattell coming off the bench to start, while Kay Wilson moves to the right wing for the injured Francesca Matthews.
Katy McLean, who is part of the England Sevens Rugby World Cup training squad, comes in on the bench as she looks to get some game time whilst Emily Scott could be set to make her England debut if she gets off the bench.
“Once again we have a fantastic opportunity to play at Twickenham which is always very special, and for a few girls it will be their first time there,” said the England and Lichfield No. 8 Hunter.
“Many people dream of playing at Twickenham and we are very privileged and honoured to be able to play here on a regular basis.
“And it’s becoming a fortress for us with us having never lost there. That definitely makes us even more determined to win on Saturday - we don’t want to lose that record.
“We are under no illusions that France will want to do their utmost to change that, but we will have the great home support to lift us and play for.
“Losing to Ireland was very disappointing and hurt the team a lot especially the manner in which we did lose.
“We didn’t play collectively well and we didn’t stick to our game plan and play the type of rugby we know we can.
“Ireland played extremely well and put us under a lot of pressure and we couldn’t deal with it. It wasn’t an England performance the players were proud of but often in life you learn more from your mistakes and we have learnt more in the last week from losing than we do when we win.”