England Team unchanged for Ireland clash

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Rugby - England Team

Rugby - England Team

England Team Manager Martin Johnson has named an unchanged starting line-up to face Ireland in the Six Nations at Twickenham on Saturday.

The only changes to the matchday 22 are on the bench, where Lee Mears (Bath Rugby), Joe Worsley (London Wasps) and Ben Foden (Northampton Saints) take over from Steve Thompson, Steffon Armitage and Matt Mullan respectively – meaning a shift back to a more conventional 4-3 bench.

England: 15 Delon Armitage (London Irish), 14 Mark Cueto (Sale Sharks), 13 Mathew Tait (Sale Sharks), 12 Riki Flutey (CA Brive), 11 Ugo Monye (Harlequins), 10 Jonny Wilkinson (RC Toulon), 9 Danny Care (Harlequins), 8 Nick Easter (Harlequins), 7 Lewis Moody (Leicester Tigers), 6 James Haskell (Stade Francais), 5 Steve Borthwick (Saracens, captain), 4 Simon Shaw (London Wasps), 3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), 2 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), 1 Tim Payne (London Wasps),
Replacements: 16 Lee Mears (Bath Rugby), 17 David Wilson (Bath Rugby), 18 Louis Deacon (Leicester Tigers), 19 Joe Worsley (London Wasps), 20 Paul Hodgson (London Irish), 21 Toby Flood (Leicester Tigers), 22 Ben Foden (Northampton Saints).

Date: Saturday, February 27
Venue: Twickenham
Kick-off: 16.00 GMT
Referee: Mark Lawrence (South Africa)

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