Ireland name unchanged line-up for England game

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has retained the same starting line-up for the third round of the Six Nations clash against England to be played at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday.

With wins over Scotland and Wales in the opening two rounds, Ireland will be desperate to win the Triple Crown for the second time in three years.

Number eight Caelan Doris has recovered from a head knock that he sustained in the opening game and has been given a place on the bench with CJ Stander preferred in the starting XV while Max Deegan is left out of the matchday squad.

Robbie Henshaw also has recovered from a head injury that he suffered during the match against Wales to continue his centre partnership with Bundee Aki.

Ireland starting line-up: 15 Jordan Larmour, 14 Andrew Conway, 13 Robbie Henshaw, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Jacob Stockdale, 10 Johnny Sexton (C), 9 Conor Murray; 1 Cian Healy, 2 Rob Herring, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 4 Iain Henderson, 5 James Ryan, 6 Peter O'Mahony, 7 Josh van der Flier, 8 CJ Stander.

Reserves: 16 Ronan Kelleher, 17 Dave Kilcoyne, 18 Andrew Porter, 19 Devin Toner, 20 Caelan Doris, 21 John Cooney, 22 Ross Byrne, 23 Keith Earls.


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