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England ring changes for Six Nations clash with France

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Courtney Lawes will make his first England start at blindside flanker as one of three changes to a winning side announced Thursday by head coach Stuart Lancaster for Saturday's Six Nations clash against France at Twickenham.  

England's Manu Tuilagi (C) celebrates with fly-half Owen Farrell (L) at the end of the Six Nations match against France on March 11, 2012 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis. Courtney Lawes will make his first England start at blindside flanker as one of three changes to a winning side announced Thursday by head coach Stuart Lancaster for Saturday's Six Nations clash against France.

In two other switches to the starting side that saw off Ireland 12-6 last time out in Dublin, the powerful Manu Tuilagi, who came off the bench at Lansdowne Road, is in midfield in place of ball-playing centre Billy Twelvetrees while Dylan Hartley takes over at hooker from Tom Youngs.

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