With Anthony Watson failing to overcome a calf problem, George Furbank has been handed a starting spot for England against France.
England fly-half George Ford said it was a "hard one to take" after his side suffered a 32-12 defeat to South Africa in the RWC final.
South Africa hope to harness a Rugby World Cup triumph by bringing the country together, but a strong England stand in their way.
England head coach Eddie Jones will deploy the same starting XV that beat New Zealand in last week's semi-final.
England dethroned New Zealand with a magnificent performance in Yokohama to set up a final against South Africa or Wales.
Owen Farrell will move back to outside centre, with George Ford at fly-half for England's Rugby World Cup semi-final against New Zealand.
Manu Tuilagi, George Ford and Jonny May were all the subject of jibes from Matt Toomua ahead of the Australia's battle with England.
Eddie Jones has made a couple of surprise team selections for Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Australia.
Eddie Jones made 10 changes to the England XV and saw his side overpower the United Sates in Pool C.
George Ford hopes a much-changed England team can improve on their opening display when they face the United States.