Video – Andy Farrell names his Irish side to face England

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Andy Farrell has named his Irish side to face England at Twickenham this Sunday. He has chosen to go with the same starting 15 as the side that beat Wales 24-14 in round 2. The only change to the squad of 23 sees Caelan Doris replace Max Deegan on the bench.

Once again the front row has a familiar look to it. Cian Healy and Tadhg Furlong pack down either side of Rob Herring. The Ulsterman has nailed down the role of starting hooker after taking over from his fellow clubmate Rory Best. Leinster youngster Ronan Kelleher’s time will come.

Another Ulsterman Iain Henderson retains the number 4 jersey alongside James Ryan. The back row once again is made up of O’Mahony, van der Flier and Stander.

Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray continue their experienced half-back pairing. Murray has weathered the storm surrounding the clamour for  John Cooney to get the starting role. The Munster scrum-half impressed against the Welsh. At stages during the second half, he looked back to his best.

Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw have over five years experience alongside each other and their performance against the Welsh more than made up for the loss of Garry Ringrose. Out wide Stockdale seems to be getting back to his best and Andrew Conway was superb last time out. Jordan Larmour continues to shine in the role of fullback.

Andy Farrell has named his Irish side to face England at Twickenham on Sunday.

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