Originally posted by BBC SPORT
The three Guinness Premiership clubs in the Powergen Cup semi-finals will snub pleas from the Rugby Football Union not to pick their English internationals.
Wasps, Leicester and Bath will be in action at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday, 4 March.
England face France in the Six Nations eight days later.
Premier Rugby chief Mark McCafferty said: "We felt it was vitally important rugby fans were assured clubs will be playing to full strength on the day."
Premier Rugby is the organisation representing the 12 Premiership clubs - English rugby's top flight.
In December the RFU said it did not want England players to play on weekends when there were no Six Nations matches.
RFU set for further club showdown
The clubs' decision to play their internationals is just the latest incident in the long-running power battle between the clubs and the RFU for control of the players.
The Powergen Cup semi-finals will see London Wasps take on Leicester Tigers, while Bath will meet the lone Welsh representatives Llanelli Scarlets, with both matches live on BBC television.
This is a great, As i will be going to support Bath, and it will make it a fairer competition, its also good for the Fans, as they will get to see international rugby players not players from the acadamy, its also great for the Powergen Cup, that the clubs are taking this competition more serious...