England recall Balshaw for Italy match

England have recalled fullback Iain Balshaw for their 6 Nations match against Italy at Twickenham on Saturday.

Balshaw’s return comes after captain Jason Robinson was ruled out with an injured thumb and wing Ben Cohen who would have been a likely replacement broke his jaw.

Balshaw’s inclusion is the only change to the English side that was narrowly beaten by Ireland.

England: 15-Iain Balshaw; 14-Mark Cueto, 13-Jamie Noon, 12-Olly Barkley, 11-Josh Lewsey; 10-Charlie Hodgson, 9-Harry Ellis; 8-Martin Corry (captain), 7-Lewis Moody, 6-Joe Worsley, 5-Ben Kay, 4-Danny Grewcock, 3-Matt Stevens, 2-Steve Thompson, 1-Graham Rowntree

Replacements - 16-Andy Titterrell, 17-Duncan Bell, 18-Steve Borthwick, 19-Andy Hazell, 20-Matt Dawson, 21-Andy Goode, 22-Ollie Smith

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