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Genge starts as England face Italy

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Ellis Genge starts at loosehead prop for England against Italy on Saturday, with five of his Leicester Tigers colleagues also in the matchday squad.

The inclusion of Genge is among five changes to the starting XV that faced Wales in the Guinness Six Nations a fortnight ago with Joe Cokanasiga named on the wing, Ben Te’o at centre, Joe Launchbury in the second row and Brad Shields at flanker.

Manu Tuilagi moves to outside centre  for this game alongside Te'o, with Leicester colleagues Jonny May and Ben Youngs also in the backline. Dan Cole and George Ford are among the replacements.

There is live coverage of Saturday’s game on ITV. 

England (v Italy, Twickenham, Saturday 4.45pm)
15 Elliot Daly (Wasps, 28 caps)
14 Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 3 caps)
13 Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 30 caps) 
12 Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors 16 caps)
11 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 43 caps)
10 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 68 caps) (c)
9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 83 caps)
1 Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 7 caps)  

2 Jamie George (Saracens, 35 caps)
3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 20 caps)
4 Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 56 caps)
5 George Kruis (Saracens, 30 caps)
6 Brad Shields (Wasps, 6 caps)
7 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 8 caps)
8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 39 caps)
16 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 9 caps)
17 Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs, 6 caps)
18 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 83 caps)
19 Nathan Hughes (Wasps, 20 caps)
20 Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons, 11 caps)
21 Dan Robson (Wasps, 1 cap)
22 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 53 caps)
23 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 20 caps)