Full-back Greig Tonks sets the ball rolling with a starting spot for England Under-20s as they face France at Worcester’s Sixways on Friday evening. Tigers clubmates Sam Harrison and Will Hurrell are among the England replacements for the match, which is to be shown live by Sky Sports 3/Sky Sports 3HD.
Martin Castrogiovanni is among the replacements as Italy welcome Wales to the Stadio Flaminio in Saturday’s opening RBS 6 Nations match. Kick-off is at 3pm.
Geordan Murphy is with the Ireland squad in Edinburgh for their match against Scotland. Kick-off is at 5pm on Saturday.
Tom Croft earns his 12th cap for England after being elevated to the starting line-up for Sunday’s confrontation with France at Twickenham. Kick-off is at 3pm.
Club colleagues Harry Ellis and Toby Flood start at half-back for England, with Julian White among the replacements. He could come to face to face with Tigers team-mate Benjamin Kayser during the game as the Tigers hooker is selected on the France bench.
All RBS 6 Nations games are shown live on BBC 1.