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Courtney Lawes will make his first England start at blindside flanker as one of three changes

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England will look to continue their hopes of winning the Grand Slam at Twickenham this weekend

Stuart Lancaster had a “good chat” with his Lions counterpart

Six Nations: England call up Elliot Daly and Joel Tomkins as cover for France showdown

Two uncapped drafted in for Twickenham showdown

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Harlequins 25 Leicester Tigers 21

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Manu Tuilagi among players released by England for weekend club duty

Toby Flood and Thomas Waldrom also released from Six Nations duty

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