England Name Team for Clash with Ireland

Updated: Nov 25, 2020

After Ireland released their 23 earlier this week, all eyes were back on Eddie after announcing the dropping of Willis and Umaga. It's a largely similar story in the backline, one that must improve on the performance shown last week against Georgia. The Farrell-Slade combination never got going last week with Slade often out of position and Farrell unable to line his backs up efficiently; Farrell actually had a tough game in all aspects. They didn't show much chemistry and it seemed like the experiment would be over, but to our surprise they've kept to the plan. Hopefully this time around Slade and Farrell will get it together; it's also great to see Lawrence get another start as he looked very impressive in his 50 minutes against Georgia. The pack is a different story, opting for experience and bulk in buckets! Great to see Launchbury continuing to start and expect cameos from Genge and Stuart at around 50 minutes to really push the tempo. What are your thoughts?


England Starting 15:


15. Elliot Daly

14. Jonathan Joseph

13. Ollie Lawrence

12. Henry Slade

11. Jonny May

10. Owen Farrell (c)

9. Ben Youngs

8. Billy Vunipola

7. Sam Underhill

6. Tom Curry

5. Joe Launchbury

4. Maro Itoje

3. Kyle Sinckler

2. Jamie George

1. Mako Vunipola


Bench:


16. Tom Dunn

17. Ellis Genge

18. Will Stuart

19. Jonny Hill

20. Ben Earl

21. Dan Robson

22. George Ford

23. Max Malins




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