ENGLAND coach Martin Johnson is expected to again entrust Mike Tindall with the England captaincy after opting not to recall Lewis Moody to the starting line-up for Saturday’s crunch RBS 6 Nations clash against France at Twickenham.
Moody, who has only just returned after five weeks out with a knee ligament strain, may yet be named as a replacement when Martin Johnson confirms his side on tomorrow.
France coach Marc Lievremont, meanwhile, has gambled by making sweeping changes to his team.
Scrum-half Morgan Parra and centre Damien Traille are among four players dropped from the side that laboured to a 25-22 win over Ireland almost two weeks ago.
The talismanic Sebastien Chabal, wing Vincent Clerc, scrum-half Dimitri Yachvili and centre Yannick Jauzion are recalled.