Gloucester's Olly Morgan misses out on this weekend's England U21 game against France at Franklin's Gardens (Fri 11 Feb, kick off 7.30pm).
The 19 year-old full-back played in last weekend's clash against Wales, but had a slight problem with his hamstring this week. Morgan has only just returned from a lengthy period out with a wrist injury, and is rested as a precaution.
Elsewhere in the England representative sides, Gloucester's Ryan Lamb starts at scrum-half for England U19s against their French counterparts. The U19s play France on Friday 11 February at Doncaster RFC, kick off 7pm.
Looking ahead to England's U21s clash against the French coach Jim Mallinder said: "Despite the disappointment of last week, the mood has been really positive all week. It's early days yet but things are starting to come together.
"We're delighted with the way we came back to score three tries in the second half last week and our aim this match is to continue our progress and build on that second half performance."
Assistant coach Nigel Redman added: "Falcons hooker Stuart Mackie has been called up to the bench to replace Neil Briggs and Saracens' David Seymour has been selected at open-side flanker on the back of regular performances in the premiership this season."
After a series of good performances for his club Northampton Saints, Paul Diggin makes his international U21 debut in the number 14 shirt. "Paul's performances in the last two Saints games mean he has been selected in this side on merit and he fully deserves this chance to impress."
England U21 team to play France
Friday 11th February, Northampton Saints, kick off 7.30pm
15. Ross Broadfoot, Leicester Tigers
14. Paul Diggin, Northampton Saints
13. Matt Cornwell, Leicester Tigers
12. Simon Whatling, Worcester
11. Tom Varndell, Leicester Tigers
10. Ryan Davis, Bath
9. Ben Foden, Sale Sharks
1. Aston Croall, Saracens
2. David Ward, Bath
3. Matt Hampson, Leicester Tigers
4. Richard Blaze, Worcester
5. Dan Smith, Bath
6. Tom Rees, London Wasps (captain)
7. David Seymour, Saracens
8. Chris Goodman, Bath
16. Stuart Mackie, Newcastle Falcons
17. Michael Cusack, Leeds Tykes
18. Tom Ryder, Leicester Tigers
19. James Haskell, London Wasps
20. Lee Dickson, Newcastle Falcons
21. James Wellwood, London Wasps
22. Tom Biggs, Leeds Tykes
As Gloucester prepare for their 39th game of the season, against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways on Sunday, David Humphreys told the local media that this week has been all about getting the players mentally and physically ready after a tough game against Connacht last Sunday.
Speaking to GRTV after the 40-32 victory over Connacht on Sunday, skipper Billy Twelvetrees explained that Gloucester had had to learn to be patient and cut out the errors to earn the win and progress to next weekend's final play-off against Bordeaux-Begles.
Jonny May's superb late score capped a thrilling 40-32 European play-off win over Connacht on Sunday. The winger spoke afterwards of his team's character and spirit as he looked ahead to one more week of rugby.
Speaking to GRTV this afternoon, Director of Rugby David Humphreys hailed the 'never say die' attitude of the team, after despite not being at their best, fighting back to take a 40-32 win after extra time over Connacht.
Jonny May continues on the wing on Sunday as Connacht come to town, and the England wing explains to the local media this week that he is delighted with his form and is looking forward to taking on Pat Lam's men.
Speaking to the local media this week, front rower John Afoa is familiar with the challenge of Connacht from his time in Belfast, and the World Cup winner is fully aware of the challenge they pose ahead of Sunday's meeting in the Champions Cup play off
Speaking ahead of Gloucester's European Rugby Champions play-off against Connacht on Sunday (Kingsholm, 3:30pm), Director of Rugby David Humphreys admitted that he's glad to have more players available than in recent weeks ahead of a tough fixture.
Nick Wood captained the Cherry and Whites on Saturday afternoon, and the experienced front rower expressed his pride in the young squad in defeat to Bath on the final day of the Aviva Premiership season.
Lewis Ludlow scored Gloucester's opening try in the 30-50 defeat at Bath on Saturday, part of an impressive performance by the young back row forward. Speaking after the game, he paid tribute to the young Gloucester side who went toe to toe with the Aviva Premiership semi-finalists.
Tongan international forward Sione Kalamafoni returns after injury to take up his usual place in the back row as Gloucester look to finish their season on a high against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways on Sunday.
Gloucester Rugby is delighted to confirm that 18 year old Mat Protheroe, a product of Hartpury College and one of the brightest young talents in the English game, has signed a senior contract at Kingsholm.