Eddie Jones retains 25 players for Ireland match - Ruck

Eddie Jones retains 25 players for Ireland match

Eddie Jones has retained 25 players to prepare for Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations game against Ireland at Aviva Stadium (5pm, ITV).

Jones will name his side to face Ireland on Thursday at 10am. If selected in the matchday 23, flanker Tom Wood is in line to win his 50th cap for England.

England retained their RBS 6 Nations title on Saturday with victory over Scotland in the Calcutta Cup. Victory over Ireland would see them seal back-to-back Grand Slams.


Back Elliot Daly continues to progress through his graduated return-to-play protocol.

Forwards (14)

Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), James Haskell (Wasps), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Maro Itoje (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Tommy Taylor (Wasps), Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints).

Backs (11)

Mike Brown (Harlequins), Danny Care (Harlequins), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Bath Rugby), Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby), Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors), Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers).