Dawson to start

Dawson to start against France
By Eurosport

07/03/2006 at 17:47Updated

England coach Andy Robinson on Tuesday recalled World Cup-winning scrumhalf Matt Dawson to the starting team for Sunday's Six Nations clash with France in Paris. Dawson replaces Harry Ellis, who drops to the bench.

In the only other change to the XV who lost 18-12 to Scotland on Feb. 25, Matt Stevens comes in for Andy Sheridan in the front row.

Team: 15-Josh Lewsey; 14-Mark Cueto, 13-Jamie Noon, 12-Mike Tindall, 11-Ben Cohen; 10-Charlie Hodgson, 9-Matt Dawson; 8-Martin Corry (captain), 7-Lewis Moody, 6-Joe Worsley, 5-Danny Grewcock, 4-Steve Borthwick, 3-Julian White, 2-Steve Thompson, 1-Matt Stevens.

Replacements: 16-Lee Mears, 17-Andy Sheridan, 18-Simon Shaw, 19-Lawrence Dallaglio, 20-Harry Ellis, 21-Andy Goode, 22-Tom Voyce.