Manu Tuilagi and Ben Youngs are set to return to England’s starting XV for Sunday’s Six Nations clash with Ireland at Twickenham, according to the Mail Online.
The Leicester duo will take over from outside centre Jonathan Joseph and scrum-half Willi Heinz when head coach Eddie Jones names his side late on Friday morning.
That means England will continue with Owen Farrell at centre with George Ford at fly-half.
Joe Marler and George Furbank are carrying knocks but are expected to be fit to start.
ENGLAND (predicted): G Furbank (Northampton); J May (Leicester), M Tuilagi (Leicester), O Farrell (Saracens. capt), E Daly (Saracens); G Ford (Leicester), B Youngs (Leicester); J Marler (Harlequins), J George (Saracens), K Sinckler (Harlequins); M Itoje (Saracens), G Kruis (Saracens); C Lawes (Northampton), T Curry (Sale), S Underhill (Bath).
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MAKO VUNIPOLA (SNORLAX)
In England camp he shares a room with brother Billy. But when the No.8 is out injured teammates can find sharing with the loosehead something of an experience given his liking for sleeping. Hence Snorlax after the hulking Pokémon with narcolepsy.
JACK NOWELL (KIKO)
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ELLIOT DALY (BRIEFCASE)
The England star got his nickname after turned up at his first Wasps training session in his Whitgift school uniform and carrying you know what!