England set to name shock back row with Tom Curry at number 8 - Ruck

England set to name shock back row with Tom Curry at number 8

The reported England back-row that Eddie Jones is reportedly going to select for their clash with Ireland in the Six Nations is going to upset some fans.

Dombrandt remains a doubt after testing positive for Covid-19, with England ready to give the Harlequins number eight an opportunity to prove his health and fitness in training on Thursday.

Either way, it looks likely right now that Sam Simmonds is set to be overlooked for the game at Twickenham according to the latest reports.

The team pencilled in right now sees Courtney Lawes continue as captain at blindside flanker with Sam Underhill returning to the openside with Tom Curry playing number 8.

Head coach Jones stuttered to a 23-19 victory at Twickenham to remain third in the title race with two rounds of the 2022 tournament to play.

Expected England XV to play Ireland

BACK-THREE:

  • 15. Freddie Steward
  • 14. Max Malins
  • 11. Jack Nowell
Freddie Steward of England goes over for a try during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Australia at Twickenham on 13 November 2021. Photo: Micah Crook/PPAUK

CENTRES:

  • 13. Joe Marchant for Elliot Daly
  • 12. Henry Slade
Henry Slade of England kicks the conversion during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

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