"It is good to see him enjoying himself and scoring tries, and it is the same with Mike Tindall. He is in good form as well. The fact they are very experienced is also a big plus for us."
World Cup winner Tindall, who was recently banned for three years for drink-driving, replaces Hipkiss, who has been sidelined with a hamstring problem.
Delon Armitage, Ugo Monye and Nick Easter, who all featured in the autumn Tests as cover for injured players, are also now officially part of the elite player squad (EPS).
Armitage replaces Josh Lewsey, who retired from international rugby in December, Monye takes over from the injury-prone Simpson-Daniel while the experienced Easter gets the nod over Crane.
Moody was named in the original EPS squad last July but missed the autumn internationals with an ankle injury that he sustained in the opening match of last year's Six Nations.
Tindall happy to return
Bath flanker Lipman, who was called into the squad and played against the All Blacks, drops out, but may be summoned again in Rees's absence.
Johnson also confirmed that Borthwick, criticised after the heavy autumn defeats by Australia (28-14), South Africa (42-6) and New Zealand (32-6) will continue as captain.
"He has done a great job in very difficult circumstances," Johnson added. "It is easy to get all the plaudits as a captain when you are winning and have an experienced team, and Steve had neither."
England kick off their Six Nations campaign against Italy at Twickenham on 7 February, and the squad will head to Portugal on 25 January for a week's training as part of their preparations.
The Saxons have two fixtures lined up during the Six Nations period, against Portugal on 30 January and Ireland A on 6 February.
White, who has not been involved with England since making himself unavailable for the 2007 World Cup, replaces injured Bristol prop Jason Hobson in the second-string party.
Worcester's promising young prop Matt Mullan, the in-form Harlequins duo of centre Jordan Turner-Hall and flanker Chris Robshaw, and Wasps hooker Rob Webber, are also included.
Revised England elite player squad (32):
Forwards: Tim Payne (Wasps), Andrew Sheridan (Sale), Matt Stevens (Bath), Phil Vickery (Wasps), George Chuter (Leicester), Dylan Hartley (Northampton), Lee Mears (Bath), Steve Borthwick (Saracens), Nick Kennedy (London Irish), Tom Palmer (Wasps), Simon Shaw (Wasps), Tom Croft (Leicester), James Haskell (Wasps), Lewis Moody (Leicester), Tom Rees (Wasps), Nick Easter (Harlequins), Luke Narraway (Gloucester).
Backs: Delon Armitage (London Irish), Olly Morgan (Gloucester), Mathew Tait (Sale), Mark Cueto (Sale), Paul Sackey (Wasps), Ugo Monye (Harlequins), Jamie Noon (Newcastle), Mike Tindall (Gloucester), Riki Flutey (Wasps), Shane Geraghty (London Irish), Danny Cipriani (Wasps), Toby Flood (Leicester), Danny Care (Harlequins), Harry Ellis (Leicester), Ben Foden (Northampton).
Revised England Saxons squad (32):
Forwards: Matt Mullan (Worcester), Nick Wood (Gloucester), Julian White (Leicester), David Wilson (Newcastle), David Paice (London Irish), Joe Ward (Wasps), Rob Webber (Wasps), Richard Blaze (Leicester), Louis Deacon (Leicester), Ben Kay (Leicester), George Skivington (Wasps), Steffon Armitage (London Irish), Jordan Crane (Leicester), Tom Guest (Harlequins), Michael Lipman (Bath), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Joe Worsley (Wasps).
Backs: Nick Abendanon (Bath), Mike Brown (Harlequins), Matt Banahan (Bath), Topsy Ojo (London Irish), James Simpson-Daniel (Gloucester), David Strettle (Harlequins), Olly Barkley (Gloucester), Dan Hipkiss (Leicester), Jordan Turner-Hall (Harlequins), Dominic Waldouck (Wasps), Ryan Lamb (Gloucester), Stephen Myler (Northampton), Paul Hodgson (London Irish), Peter Richards (London Irish), Richard Wigglesworth (Sale).
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