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
Speaking to the media following the 31-33 West Country Challenge Cup defeat to Exeter Chiefs at the Memorial Stadium, Director of Rugby David Humphreys was full of praise for his side's battling qualities in a bruising encounter but concerned about the injuries picked up.
The West Country Challenge Cup fixture against the Exeter Chiefs at the Memorial Stadium in Bristol on Saturday (kick off 3pm) will be Gloucester's last chance to work on things like new combinations says Director of Rugby, David Humphreys.
Speaking after the 30-21 West Country Challenge Cup defeat at Bath, Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke of the improvements his team are making as preseason progresses but acknowledges that there is still work to do ahead of the start of the Aviva Premiership.
Speaking to the local media ahead of Saturday's trip to Bath Rugby in the West Country Challenge Cup, front rower Nick Wood spoke of the hard work put in across the extended preseason and highlighted the competition for front row spots in the squad.
Gloucester have named a 30 man squad for the latest round of West Country Challenge Cup action against Bath on Saturday, with Director of Rugby David Humphreys stressing the need to keep an eye on player workload ahead of what will be a long, tough season.
Describing the 50-7 West Country Challenge Cup win over Bath on Sunday as a '...good hit out...', wing Charlie Sharples admitted that it had been a good opportunity to put into practice things that the squad have been trying out in training in recent weeks.
Speaking to the local media after the 50-7 victory over Bath Rugby on Sunday, David Humphreys was happy with his squad's effort, with the most important aspect being the game time earned by his players.
Gloucester make wholesale changes to the side that started at Exeter last Saturday as they prepare to take on Bath at the Memorial Stadium, Bristol on Sunday in the West Country Challenge Cup (kick off 3pm). The Director of Rugby told GRTV that the players are raring to go and that he's looking forward to seeing different combinations in action.