Stuart Lancaster has selected a back-line with just 91 caps between them which includes debutants Nowell and Burrell
Warburton became the first to agree a deal with the Welsh Rugby Union that will keep him playing for the Cardiff Blues
Fair play to Stuart Lancaster. Winning a first cap playing against France in Paris is a huge challenge – I cannot overemphasise what a tough, incredibly hostile setting it is to go and start your international career. It’s physically and mentally one of the most imposing places to take your first steps, but you have to admire the choice Lancaster has made for the opening game of what is a big tournament for the England coach and his side.
The Exeter wing gets his chance in Paris against France
Madigan and his Leinster half-back partner Isaac Boss scored a try apiece to give Ireland second XV victory
The 30-year-old utility back, now with Rovigo in his homeland, has stood out this season and earnt a recall from national coach Jacques Brunel
Fixture list favours Wales this year although they still face a testing trip to Twickenham to take on England on March 9
Warburton could lead Wales to a third championship success in a row but the victorious British and Irish Lions skipper has stressed the importance of not getting ahead of themselves
Brian O'Driscoll was the beating emotional heart of the Lions party in Wallaby country last summer and when the great Ireland centre was dropped for the final Test, thousands upon thousands of rugby followers went into sporting seizure. Many did not forgive Warren Gatland, the coach who made the bravest of brave calls, even when the tourists won in Sydney and completed a first series triumph in 16 years.
The captain has been struggling with an injury since November
Cap set to rise by almost 10 per cent this year – the first increase in two seasons
Evans was red carded after appearing to stamp on Leinster forward Mike McCarthy in the 36-3 Heineken Cup loss on Friday night
Davies is not expected to return until March at the earliest while Warburton has been sidelined in recent weeks
Lancaster has warned administrators that the Elite Player Squad members need to be looked after better following a gruelling Lions tour and first half of the domestic season
England will be without a number of key players such as Manu Tuilagi, Alex Corbisiero and Tom Croft forcing Lancaster to name a second squad for next month's tournament
The International Rugby Boar has promised to 'work actively with its unions towards the goal of achieving a unified and acceptable outcome for all involved'