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Five Bath Rugby players in squad to face Ireland

27 February 2015

Five Bath Rugby players are in the England squad to face Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday (3pm, live on BBC 1).  

Dave Attwood, George Ford, Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson all start their third consecutive Six Nations match, whilst tighthead prop Henry Thomas is brought onto the bench for one of the most anticipated matches of the 2015 tournament.

Thomas is one of only three changes to the matchday 23 from England's previous outing against Italy, along with the incoming Alex Goode and Jack Nowell.

England team to face Ireland

15. Alex Goode (Saracens, 16 caps)
14. Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 6 caps)
13. Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 8 caps)
12. Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints, 9 caps)
11. Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 5 caps)
10. George Ford (Bath Rugby, 8 caps)
9. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 44 caps)
1. Joe Marler (Harlequins, 28 caps)
2. Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints, 63 caps)
3. Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 47 caps)
4. Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby, 18 caps)
5. George Kruis (Saracens, 6 caps)
6. James Haskell (Wasps, 55 caps)
7. Chris Robshaw (captain, Harlequins, 34 caps)
8. Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 14 caps)

Replacements

16. Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 19 caps)
17. Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 17 caps)
18. Henry Thomas (Bath Rugby, 7 caps)
19. Nick Easter (Harlequins, 49 caps)
20. Tom Croft (Leicester Tigers, 39 caps)
21. Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens, 18 caps)
22. Danny Cipriani (Sale Sharks, 10 caps)
23. Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby, 18 caps)

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