- 6. Tadhg Beirne (Ireland)
- 7. Tom Curry (England)
- 8. Justin Tipuric (Wales)
Woodward said: “I’m not prepared to leave Tadhg Beirne out, but want Wyn Jones and Maro Itoje to form a second row partnership, so I’m playing the Irishman at blindside flanker.
“Tom Curry starts at seven, and I’m going to take a risk and start Justin Tipuric at No 8.”
DID YOU KNOW? Tom Curry became the youngest player to start at flanker for England when he made his debut in 2017