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Farrell and Ford included in England team to face Ireland

Phil Egan
Phil Egan

01:33 22 Aug 2019


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England head coach Eddie Jones has named his squad to play Ireland in their Rugby World Cup warm up game at Twickenham on Saturday.

Captain Owen Farrell, Manu Tuilagi and Ben Youngs all start their first match this series.

Jonny May will make his first appearance of the season on the left wing with Joe Cokanasiga switching to the right-wing.

Jamie George, Joe Marler and Kyle Sinckler are named in the front row.

Tom Curry and Sam Underhill return from injury to play in the back row alongside Billy Vunipola while George Kruis starts in the second row alongside Maro Itoje.

Mako Vunipola has been named on the bench following his recovery from long-term injury.

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has also named his team, with Leinster out-half Ross Byrne set to make his first start.

England team to face Ireland:

15 Elliot Daly (Saracens, 32 caps)
14 Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 6 caps)
13 Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 34 caps)
12 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 71 caps) C
11 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 45 caps)
10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 57 caps)
9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 87 caps)

1 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 60 caps)
2 Jamie George (Saracens, 38 caps)
3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 23 caps)
4 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 28 caps)
5 George Kruis (Saracens, 34 caps)
6 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 11 caps)
7 Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 9 caps)
8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 43 caps)

Replacements:

16 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 13 caps)
17 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 53 caps)
18 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 87 caps)
19 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 73 caps)
20 Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons/Sale Sharks, 13 caps)
21 Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby, 2 caps)
22 Piers Francis (Northampton Saints, 6 caps)
23 Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 42 caps)

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