Six Nations 2023: Henry Arundell starts with Owen Farrell in the opener against Ireland

Place: Aviva Stadium, Dublin Date: Saturday March 18 To start up: 17:00 GMT
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Winger Henry Arundell will make his first England start while Owen Farrell will return as fly-half for his final Six Nations game against Ireland.

Farrell returns as captain at 10 after being dropped for Marcus Smith in the record home defeat to France.

Manu Tuilagi is named inside center for injured Ollie Lawrence on his first England appearance under England head coach Steve Borthwick.

David Ribbans replaces the injured Ollie Chessum in second place.

England will be hoping to bounce back from their humiliating loss to France last weekend and prevent Ireland from winning the Grand Slam in Dublin.

Smith drops to the bench after being promoted to the starting lineup in a bid to inspire the attack against France.

Lewis Ludlam is rewarded for his form with a role as vice-captain, alongside prop Ellis Genge.

Dan Cole will earn his 100th Test cap if substituted at Aviva Stadium.

“We know that after the bitter disappointment of the display against an exceptional French team last week, we will have to improve to meet the challenge of facing the team currently ranked number one in the world,” said Borthwick.

“However, I saw an England side determined to make amends for the defeat at Twickenham, and I’m confident the team announced today will want to once again show the kind of resilience and attitude that won us victory. in Wales.”

England: Steward; Watson, Slade, Tuilagi, Arundell; Farrell (c), Van Poortvliet; Genge, George, Sinckler, Itoje, Ribbans, Ludlam, Willis, Dombrandt

Subs: Walker, M Vunipola, Cole, Isiekwe, B Curry, Mitchell, Smith, Marchant

Ireland: Keenan; Hansen, Henshaw, Aki, Lowe; Sexton (c), Gibson-Park; Porter, Sheehan, Furlong; Baird, Ryan; O’Mahony, van der Flier, Doris.

Replacements: Herring, Healy, O’Toole, Treadwell, Conan, Murray, R Byrne, O’Brien.


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