England Team Manager Martin Johnson has made two changes to the team to play Wales in the RBS 6 Nations at the Millennium Stadium this Saturday (5.30pm).
Gloucester Rugby centre Mike Tindall is fit and takes over from Jamie Noon while London Wasps' Joe Worsley will start in place of Steffon Armitage at open-side flanker.
With Harlequins' Danny Care still out of contention due to injury, London Irish and England Saxons scrum half Paul Hodgson has been called up to the bench in place of England newcomer Ben Foden. Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers) is also named among the replacements.
England: Delon Armitage (London Irish) Paul Sackey (London Wasps) Mike Tindall (Gloucester Rugby) Riki Flutey (London Wasps) Mark Cueto (Sale Sharks) Andy Goode (Brive) Harry Ellis (Leicester Tigers); Andrew Sheridan (Sale Sharks) Lee Mears (Bath Rugby) Phil Vickery (London Wasps) Steve Borthwick (Saracens, captain) Nick Kennedy (London Irish) James Haskell (London Wasps) Joe Worsley (London Wasps) Nick Easter (Harlequins).
Replacements: Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) Julian White (Leicester Tigers) Tom Croft (Leicester Tigers) Luke Narraway (Gloucester Rugby) Paul Hodgson (London Irish) Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers) Mathew Tait (Sale Sharks)
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.