Autumn Nations Cup England v Ireland

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England host Ireland on Saturday in a 3pm kick off at Twickenham.

The game will be shown live on Channel 4 (coverage starts at 2.15pm) and Amazon.

Both teams have made changes from their previous matches, some enforced and other the choice of the coaches.

Bundee Aki, Keith Earls, Ross Byrne and CJ Stander are drafted into Ireland’s starting line-up. Fly-half Byrne and centre Aki come in for the injured Johnny Sexton and Robbie Henshaw. Keith Earls replaces Andrew Conway with Stander coming in for Josh van der Flier. Leinster’s James Ryan will captain Ireland.

For England, George Ford will start on the bench and Tom Curry and Sam Underhill return in the back row.

Props Mako Vunipola and Kyle Sinckler are also back in the starting XV and Maro Itoje returns to the second row.

Line-ups in full:

Daly, Joseph, Lawrence, Slade, May, Farrell (capt), Youngs, M Vunipola, George, Sinckler, Itoje, Launchbury, Curry, Underhill, B Vunipola.

Replacements: Dunn, Genge, Stuart, Hill, Earl, Robson, Ford, Malins.

Keenan, Earls, Farrell, Aki, Lowe, R Byrne, Gibson-Park, Healy, Kelleher, Porter; Roux, Ryan (capt), Stander, O’Mahony, Doris.

Replacements: Herring, E Byrne, Bealham, Henderson, Connors, Murray, B Burns, Stockdale.


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