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REPORTS: Jones to hand shock first start to teenage sensation

There are reports this morning that teenage forward George Martin is in contention to replace Mark Wilson in the England team to play Ireland..

The 19-year-old, who has only made a handful of appearances for Leicester Tigers, has started in training runs this week.

England will take their entire 28-man squad to Dublin, and assistant coach Matt Proudfoot revealed Joe Marchant will travel as a 29th man.

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Meanwhile, despite having Ollie Lawrence and Paolo Odogwu available, it’s being suggested that Elliot Daly is primed to return to the side in place of Henry Slade at outside-centre.

The rest of the team will remain unchanged following their win against France at Twickenham last time out.

ENGLAND TEAM TO PLAY Ireland: (Possible)

Malins; Watson, Daly, Farrell (capt), May; Ford, Youngs; M Vunipola, Cowan-Dickie, Sinckler; Itoje, Ewels; Martin, B Vunipola, Curry.

EDITORS PICKS:

What time does Ireland vs England kick off? The England vs Ireland rugby match will kick off at 4.45pm on 20 March.

What TV channel is Ireland vs England on? The Six Nations rugby match between Ireland v England will be aired live on ITV.

What are the latest odds on Ireland vs England? As of 17 March, odds of an England win are being shown at 4/6 with BetBull

GEORGE MARTIN FACTS:

1. Where it started

Born in Nottingham and with a family home in Loughborough, George Martin was a student at Loughborough Grammar and then Melton Brooksby College as he made his way through the Tigers academy.

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