WORCESTER Warriors' Ollie Lawrence has been recalled to the England squad for their Six Nations match with France at Twickenham this Saturday.

The Warriors centre is named among the substitutes for 'Le Crunch' as England make changes to the side that were beaten by Wales in round three.

Lawrence started the first game of the tournament in the dire defeat against Scotland but after touching the ball just once in the entire game, he was dropped from the squads for the following games against Italy and Wales.

Head coach Eddie Jones was heavily criticised for his handling of Lawrence, as he was hardly used in those 60 minutes against Scotland due to some rather bizarre tactics.

This season, due to Covid, players in the Six Nations squad have been held in the camp for it's entirety, with no chance of being released back to clubs if not in the match day 23 in an attempt to reduce possibility of transmission.

Lawrence has not featured for Worcester since the defeat to Exeter in January.

Jones had made a handful of changes with Max Malins will make his first start for England coming in at full back, with Jonny May on the left wing. 

Captain Owen Farrell stays at inside centre, Henry Slade at outside centre and George Ford at fly half.  The squad’s most-capped player Ben Youngs continues at scrum half.

In the front row Luke Cowan-Dickie is at hooker, with Mako Vunipola and Kyle Sinckler making up the front row.

Charlie Ewels is named at lock alongside Maro Itoje in the second row.  Mark Wilson stays as blind-side flanker, Tom Curry is open-side flanker and Billy Vunipola continues at No. 8.

Jamie George, Ellis Genge, Will Stuart, Jonny Hill, Ben Earl, Dan Robson, Ollie Lawrence and Elliot Daly are named as finishers, completing Jones’ 23.

Head coach Jones said: “This France game is one we are really looking forward to.

“We are of course disappointed that we can’t defend the championship, but that makes this an even more important game.  We want to show what we are capable of.

“The squad have competed really hard in training since Sunday.  I believe this is the best 23 to really take the game to France and get us on the front foot.”

England XV Starters
15. Max Malins (Bristol Bears, 6 caps)
14. Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 49 caps)
13. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 37 caps)
12. Owen Farrell (Saracens, 91 caps) (C)
11. Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 64 caps)
10. George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 75 caps)
9. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 107 caps)
1. Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 65 caps)
2. Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 29 caps)
3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 42 caps)
4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, 46 caps)
5. Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 19 caps)
6. Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons, 21 caps)
7. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 31 caps)
8. Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 59 caps)
16. Jamie George (Saracens, 57 caps)
17. Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 26 caps)
18. Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 10 caps)
19. Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 7 caps)
20. Ben Earl (Bristol Bears, 11 caps)
21. Dan Robson (Wasps, 10 caps)
22. Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors, 4 caps)
23. Elliot Daly (Saracens, 50 caps)