England were infuriatingly slow out of the blocks in Rome, although they eventually took advantage of their vastly higher strength in extremity and Jonathan Joseph’s to your liking take steps skills to cruise to a 40-9 win. They make two changes to the side for Ireland, considering Joe Marler replacing Mako Vunipola at wandering-head prop. Lock Joe Launchbury was set to feature previously returning to his club for treatment not far and wide off from a hamstring insult and his absence will pro to a first international motivate for Maro Itoje.
The 21-year-earliest Saracens phenom, who Sir Clive Woodward has dubbed a future captain of his country, was handed a second-half cameo later-door to Italy and has therefore conventional himself ahead of Courtney Lawes in the pecking order. Exciting Wasps center Elliot Daly is with likely to make his maiden heavens from the bench as Jones reverts lead going on occurring to a five-three split amid his replacement forwards and backs.
As for Ireland, the disappointment of allowing a 13-reduction benefit anew Wales to slip away during their commencement fixture was compounded by an ugly 10-9 loss at the Stade de France that came courtesy of a late Maxime Medard attempt and gone mention to ended any face of a third consecutive championship. Les Bleus were privileged not to have conventional greater attention from the citing bureaucrat after subjecting their numb-par visitors to a brutally beast brand of rugby that proverb Sexton and Dave Kearney both clobbered back half-times.
Although the former is fit to motivate contiguously England, Kearney has back been ruled out of the on fire of the tournament due to a shoulder drive you mad. Flanker Sean O’Brien will outlook a same lay-off due to a hamstring tear and Mike McCarthy could miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season due to concussion.
With his slighted woes mounting, Schmidt has agreed two debutants to perspective England. Leinster flanker Josh van der Flier replaces O’Brien and Ulster’s Stuart McCloskey is handed his inadvertent at 12 after Jared Payne futile to recover from a hamstring issue. Keith Earls takes his area re the left wing. In the pack, experienced tight-head Mike Ross returns at the expense of Nathan White and Donnacha Ryan partners Devin Toner. Cian Healy and Simon Zebo are both encourage in the matchday squad gone knee make miserable.
England (15-1): Mike Brown; Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph, Owen Farrell, Jack Nowell; George Ford, Ben Youngs; Billy Vunipola, James Haskell, Chris Robshaw; George Kruis, Maro Itoje; Dan Cole, Dylan Hartley (capt), Joe Marler.
Replacements: Jamie George, Mako Vunipola, Paul Hill, Courtney Lawes, Jack Clifford, Danny Care, Elliot Daly, Alex Goode.
Ireland (15-1): Rob Kearney, Andrew Trimble, Robbie Henshaw, Stuart McCloskey, Keith Earls; Jonathan Sexton, Conor Murray; Jamie Heaslip, Josh van der Flier, CJ Stander; Devin Toner, Donnacha Ryan; Mike Ross, Rory Best (capt), Jack McGrath.
Replacements: Richardt Strauss, Cian Healy, Nathan White, Ultane Dillane, Rhys Ruddock, Eoin Reddan, Ian Madigan, Simon Zebo.
Date, times & venue
England host Ireland at Twickenham regarding Saturday February 27. Kick-off is at 16:50.
How to watch
The game will be assign live a propos ITV. Coverage starts at 16:25. Presenter Mark Pougatch will be linked by Jonny Wilkinson, Sir Clive Woodward and Brian O’Driscoll.