WORCESTER Warriors centre Ben Te’o will start for England on Saturday against France in the NatWest 6 Nations in Paris (4.45pm GMT).

Te’o will start at outside centre in his 12th England appearance.

Injury has ruled out captain Dylan Hartley, formerly of Worcester, so Jamie George of Saracens replaces him at hooker.

England head coach Eddie Jones said: “This game is about the opportunity for the team to move forward and we want a response from the players this week.

“Against France we want to be brutal and aggressive on the gain-line and to play with a great tactical discipline.”

The power of Te'o is preferred to the quick feet of Jonathan Joseph at outside centre.

Jones said: "This was always the plan. We felt we'd need someone a bit bigger and stronger on a slower track at the Stade de France and this is why Ben starts.

"The French play fairly direct and he'll enjoying getting a shot on Mathieu Bastareaud early."

Jones hopes to trouble France with the "enormous pace" of England's back three.

Mike Brown has been dropped for the first time in Jones' 26-Test reign, making way at full-back for Anthony Watson in a back three that sees the return of Elliot Daly on the left wing.

Daly has recovered from injury to win his first cap since the autumn and completing the jet-heeled trio that Jones expects to exploit any loose French kicking is Jonny May.

"The three of them are genuinely quick. They have enormous pace but they have got to work together," Jones said.

"France score a lot of their points through attacking kicks so we need to counter those and take the opportunities and attack when we get loose ball from them.

"Mike took the news very well. I've been really impressed by him."

England: Watson (Bath); May (Leicester), Te’o (Worcester), Farrell (Saracens), Daly (Wasps); Ford (Leicester), Care (Harlequins); Vunipola (Saracens), George (Saracens), Cole (Leicester), Launchbury (Wasps), Itoje (Saracens), Lawes (Northampton), Robshaw (Harlequins), Hughes (Wasps). Replacements: Cowan-Dickie (Exeter), Marler (Harlequins), Sinckler (Harlequins), Haskell (Wasps), Simmonds (Exeter), Wigglesworth (Saracens), Joseph (Bath), Brown (Harlequins).