England men’s head coach Eddie Jones has named his side to play in the Quilter International against Italy on Friday at St James’ Park in Newcastle (KO 1945 live on Sky Sports). A mix and match selection strategy sees Joe Marchant named at outside centre with Piers Francis at inside centre.
There is plenty of depth in England's front five, and although the starting locks and props are not obvious, any combination of these players should be decent enough. I've split this differently to normal, because there are a few different options for whom will play where, particularly with the Tom Curry
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England return to Twickenham this weekend, with several more of the first-choice lineup set to feature against Ireland. However, I can't quite fathom what Eddie is up to with the midfield, reverting to the George Ford and Owen Farrell partnership and 10 and 12 that hasn't started a match for over
Ross Byrne makes his first start at fly-half in Ireland's team to play England. IRELAND Team: (Player/Club/Province/Caps) 15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 90
14. Jordan Larmour (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 14
13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 21
12. Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 17
11. Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster) 19
10. Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster) 2
9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 72
1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 89
England men’s head coach Eddie Jones has named his squad to play Ireland as part of the Quilter Internationals on Saturday at Twickenham Stadium (KO 3pm live on Sky Sports).
A different selection strategy for the weekend will see a number of changes to starting XV who faced Wales in