England head coach Eddie Jones has made big changes to the starting team to face Ireland at Twickenham this weekend.
Eddie Jones has made some significant changes to England's starting XV to face Ireland this weekend. Owen Farrell starts at his natural position of fly-half for the first time since 2016, with Ben Te'o also moving to his preferred position of inside centre, paired with Jonathan Joseph at 13.
Kyle Sinckler, George Kruis, James Haskell and Richard Wigglesworth are all promoted to the starting side. Captain Dylan Hartley and Elliot Daly win their races to fitness to retain their starting jerseys. Anthony Watson also maintains his starting role at fullback, after replacing Mike Brown as England's starting 15 in Paris last weekend.
15 Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby 32 caps)
14 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers 33 caps)
13 Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby 39 caps)
12 Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors 12 caps)
11 Elliot Daly (Wasps 17 caps)
10 Owen Farrell (Saracens 57 caps)
9 Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens 30 caps)
1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens 48 caps)
2 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints 92 caps)
3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins 9 caps)
4 Maro Itoje (Saracens 18 caps)
5 George Kruis (Saracens 24 caps)
6 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins 63 caps)
7 James Haskell (Wasps 76 caps)
8 Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs 6 caps)
16 Jamie George (Saracens 24 caps)
17 Joe Marler (Harlequins 55 caps)
18 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers 81 caps)
19 Joe Launchbury (Wasps 51 caps)
20 Don Armand (Exeter Chiefs 1 cap)
21 Danny Care (Harlequins 80 caps)
22 George Ford (Leicester Tigers 44 caps)
23 Mike Brown (Harlequins 68 caps)
Big changes from the Australian that have a feeling of an all-or-nothing mindset in their attempts to avoid any possibility of a fifth place finish whilst simultaneously denying Ireland a Grand Slam finish.
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