ENGLAND manager Martin Johnson has been boosted by the news that flanker James Haskell has been passed fit to face Ireland on Saturday.
Haskell was sent for a precautionary scan on his foot, which revealed only mild inflammation to a tendon.
Johnson played mix-and-match teams in the two warm-up games with Wales, but will use the trip to Dublin to field his strongest XV.
Captain Lewis Moody is still recovering from a knee injury, meaning Haskell could start at openside flanker. Manu Tuilagi is pushing for a starting place after his try-scoring debut, while Wasps scrum-half Joe Simpson is set to make his first Test appearance at the Aviva Stadium.