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Eddie Jones Makes Some Major Calls With England Team To Play Ireland

Eddie Jones Makes Some Major Calls With England Team To Play Ireland
By PJ Browne
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Eddie Jones has named his England team to play Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday afternoon.

After suffering defeats to Scotland and then France last weekend Jones has made several changes.

Dylan Hartley returns from injury to replace Jamie George at hooker. Kyle Sinckler replaces Dan Cole at tighthead. George Kruis comes into the second row in place of Joe Launchbury.

In the back row - a major problem for England during this tournament - there are two personnel changes and one positional change. In come James Haskell and Sam Simmons to replace Courtney Lawes and Nathan Hughes, respectively. Chris Robshaw switches from openside to blindside.


There are two personnel changes in the backs with Richard Wigglesworth replacing Danny Care at scrum-half and Jonathan Joseph coming into the team in place of George Ford. That means Owen Farrell moves to out-half with Ben Te'o switching to 12.

England team to play Ireland

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).

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