E) ddie Jones has restored Elliot Daly as fullback for Sunday’s Six Nations game against Ireland, when Jonathan Joseph will play on the wing, Ben Youngs will start at scrumhalf and Manu Tuilagi at outside center.
Joseph will be winning his 50 th cap in the unfamiliar position of left wing, having been almost exclusively a center previously.
Youngs started on the bench at Murrayfield but swaps places with Willi Heinz. Tuilagi suffered a groin injury early in the defeat to France but has been passed fit and will start outside captain Owen Farrell, with George Ford retaining the flyhalf shirt. Henry Slade, who has not played since December because of an ankle injury, is on the bench.
Courtney Lawes is named at blind-side flanker with Sam Underhill at openside and Tom Curry continuing at number eight.
England team to face Ireland:
(Elliot Daly) Saracens, (caps) Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, (caps) (Manu Tuilagi) Leicester Tigers, (caps) Owen Farrell (Saracens, caps (C) Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, (caps) George Ford (Leicester Tigers, . (caps) 9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers,
(caps) 1 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 823 caps) 2 Jamie George (Saracens, 47 caps) 3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 50 caps) 4 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 63 caps) 5 George Kruis (Saracens, 50 caps) 6 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 97 caps) 7 Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 16 caps) 8 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, caps)
Replacements: Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs), (caps) Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, caps) 19 Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 1 cap) (Joe Launchbury) Wasps, 63 caps) 20 Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, (caps) Ben Earl (Saracens, 1 cap) Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby, (caps) Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, caps)
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