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Lawes slots in at blindside

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: February 22, 2013

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NORTHAMPTON lock Courtney Lawes will make his first England start at blindside flanker in tomorrow's "Le Crunch" against France at Twickenham.

Lawes is a surprise choice in the back row as coach Stuart Lancaster makes three changes to the side who beat Ireland in Dublin.

Lawes comes in for James Haskell, whose preparations have been disrupted by flu. Manu Tuilagi returns to the midfield in place of Billy Twelvetrees, while Dylan Hartley replaces Tom Youngs at hooker.

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