Eire make six adjustments, just a few enforced and a the remainder for tactical or kind causes. Bundee Aki is in at centre for the injured Gary Ringrose, whereas James Lowe’s convincing impression of a person ill-suited to this stage of rugby has been given the shepherd’s criminal by Farrell and former wunderkind Jacob Stockdale regains his place on the wing.
Within the pack Will Connors, a revelation vs Scotland, is out injured and changed by Leinster’s Josh van der Flier; whereas the absence of James Ryan with a head damage sees Tadhg Beirne transfer to second row and Jack Conan take his place within the again row.
England’s solely change was Elliot Daly again into the aspect at outside-centre instead of the injured Henry Slade. However a really late damage to Max Malins sees Daly again at 15 and brings Ollie Lawrence into the centre berth. Leicester younger again row George Martin seems on a 6-2 break up bench with Joe Marchant and Dan Robson the 2 backs. Which means even with all these absences the thrilling Wasps winger Paolo Odogwu is but to make an look in any matchday squad after a lot fanfare at his name up initially of the event.
Eire: Hugo Keenan; Keith Earls, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Jacob Stockdale; Jonathan Sexton (capt), Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Rob Herring, Tadhg Furlong, Iain Henderson, Tadhg Beirne, CJ Stander, Josh van der Flier, Jack Conan.
Replacements: 16 Ronan Kelleher, 17 Cian Healy, 18 Andrew Porter, 19 Ryan Baird, 20 Peter O’Mahony, 21 Jamison Gibson Park, 22 Billy Burns, 23 Jordan Larmour.
England: Elliot Daly; Anthony Watson, Ollie Lawrence, Owen Farrell (capt), Jonny Might; George Ford, Ben Youngs; Mako Vunipola, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, Charlie Ewels, Mark Wilson, Tom Curry, Billy Vunipola.
Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Ellis Genge, 18 Will Stuart, 19 Jonny Hill, 20 Ben Earl, 21 Dan Robson, 22 Ollie Lawrence, 23 TBC.