Harlequins trio Danny Care, Nick Easter and Ugo Monye have retained their places in England's starting XV for round two of the RBS Six Nations against Italy in Rome on Sunday.

Team boss Martin Johnson has selected Dan Cole to make his senior international start.

The 22-year-old Leicester prop won his first cap as a replacement in the 30-17 win over Wales last weekend and takes over from David Wilson (Bath Rugby) against the Azzurri.

Johnson makes one other change, with fit-again Riki Flutey (CA Brive) replacing Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers) at inside centre.

Flutey, who turned 30 on Wednesday, was originally selected to face Wales but withdrew after taking a knock on his right thigh in training.


15 Delon Armitage (London Irish)

14 Mark Cueto (Sale Sharks)

13 Mathew Tait (Sale Sharks)

12 Riki Flutey (CA Brive)

11 Ugo Monye (Harlequins)

10 Jonny Wilkinson (Toulon)

9 Danny Care (Harlequins)

1 Tim Payne (London Wasps)

2 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)

3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)

4 Simon Shaw (London Wasps)

5 Steve Borthwick (Saracens, captain)

6 James Haskell (Stade Francais)

7 Lewis Moody (Leicester Tigers)

8 Nick Easter (Harlequins)