Uncapped Wasps centre Elliot Daly is in line for his international debut after being named in England head coach Eddie Jones’s 23-man squad for Saturday’s Six Nations clash with Ireland at Twickenham.
Daly’s inclusion coupled with the omission of Northampton lock Courtney Lawes is the only change from the matchday party on duty against Italy earlier this month as England maintained their winning start to the championship.
“I have been pleased with the hard work and attitude the squad have shown since Italy,” said Jones. “Everyone wants to be on the field on Saturday and there were some tough selection calls.
“Elliot Daly has impressed in training and is now ready to be part of the matchday 23.”
Victory for England at the weekend would end Ireland’s pursuit of an unprecedented third consecutive Six Nations title and boost their own chances of a first Grand Slam since 2003.
Bath’s Exeter-bound centre Ollie Devoto and back-row forward Josh Beaumont have both been ruled out of the Ireland clash through injury.