England make one change for final round of Six Nations clash against Ireland

Elliot Daly returns to the starting line up
Elliot Daly returns to the starting line up

England head coach Eddie Jones has made a solitary change to the starting line-up for the final round of Six Nations game against Ireland to be played in Dublin.

Elliot Daly gets a promotion from the bench to start at outside centre replacing Henry Slade, who is out with a calf injury. Daly, who has been playing at fullback since his move to Saracens, last played in the 13 jersey in 2016 during England's game against South Africa at Twickenham Stadium.

Joe Marchant, who was brought into the squad as a cover for Slade takes the place of Daly on the bench with Jones retaining the rest of the matchday squad from the 23-20 win over France last weekend.

"This is our most important game of the tournament and we want to finish well," said Jones.

"We're anticipating a hard, tough game against Ireland and we've picked this team to cope with that.

"We want to take it to Ireland physically and play the rugby we want to play."

England are positioned fourth in the Six Nations table with 10 points from four matches while Ireland are at second after managing 11 points.

England starting XV: 15 Max Malins, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Elliot Daly, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Jonny May, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs; 1 Mako Vunipola, 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 4 Maro Itoje, 5 Charlie Ewels, 6 Mark Wilson, 7 Tom Curry, 8 Billy Vunipola.

Reserves: 16 Jamie George, 17 Ellis Genge, 18 Will Stuart, 19 Jonny Hill, 20 Ben Earl, 21 Dan Robson, 22 Ollie Lawrence, 23 Joe Marchant.