England squad line up. [Photo Courtesy]

England release squad for Ireland clash


England head coach Eddie Jones has released his squad that will face Ireland at Twickenham in the second round of the Autumn Nations Cup on Saturday.

Owen Farrell captains the side at fly-half as the most-capped player, Ben Youngs plays at scrum-half.  Ollie Lawrence has been granted the second start for England at outside centre, with Henry Slade playing at inside centre.

Jonathan Joseph, Jonny May are on the wings and Elliot Daly starts at full-back.

Last weekend’s hat-trick hero Jamie George will play with props Mako Vunipola and Kyle Sinckler beside him in the front row. Maro Itoje moves to lock, joining Joe Launchbury, to complete the tight five.

Tom Curry and Sam Underhill return to the starting line up as flankers, with Billy Vunipola making up the back row at number 8.

George Ford returns from injury and earns a slot on the bench as well as last weekend’s debutant Max Malins and  Dan Robson.  England won the opener against Georgia 40-0.

England: 15. Elliot Daly (Saracens, 44 caps) 14. Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 52 caps) 13. Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors, 2 caps) 12. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 31 caps) 11. Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 58 caps) 10. Owen Farrell (c) (Saracens, 85 caps) 9. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 101 caps) 1. Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 61 caps) 2. Jamie George (Saracens, 51 caps) 3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 37 caps) 4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, 40 caps) 5. Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 66 caps) 6. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 25 caps) 7. Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 19 caps) 8. Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 53 caps)

Replacements: 16. Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby, 2 caps) 17. Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 20 caps) 18. Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 5 caps) 19. Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 1 cap) 20. Ben Earl (Bristol Bears, 5 caps) 21. Dan Robson (Wasps, 4 caps) 22. George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 69 caps) 23. Max Malins (Bristol Bears, 1 cap)


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