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Four from Bath Rugby selected to face Ireland

1 September 2015

Four Bath Rugby players will feature for England on Saturday in their final warm-up game against Ireland ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup (kick-off 14.30).

George Ford, Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson are all named in the starting line-up, with Sam Burgess selected on the bench.

England Head Coach Lancaster said: "We are excited about this weekend and playing at home and it is another opportunity for these 23 players as we finalise our preparations for the Rugby World Cup.

"It's great to see Brad Barritt back along with the guys that missed the Six Nations such as Ben Morgan, Joe Launchbury and Owen Farrell, who now have a Test match under their belts.

"It leaves us with lots of options both starting and from the bench.

"The players know that having made the 31 is not enough and we have seen in training how determined they are to be in that squad to play Fiji in the opening game of the tournament."

England team to face Ireland

15. Mike Brown
14. Anthony Watson
13. Jonathan Joseph
12. Brad Barritt
11. Jonny May
10. George Ford
9. Ben Youngs
1. Joe Marler
2. Tom Youngs
3. Dan Cole
4. Courtney Lawes
5. Geoff Parling
6. Tom Wood
7. Chris Robshaw
8. Ben Morgan

Replacements

16. Jamie George
17. Mako Vunipola
18. Kieran Brookes
19. Joe Launchbury
20. Billy Vunipola
21. Richard Wigglesworth
22. Owen Farrell
23. Sam Burgess

England fixtures

September 5th, QBE International, Twickenham Stadium, England v Ireland, 14.30

September 18th, RWC 2015, Twickenham Stadium, England v Fiji, 20.00

September 26th, RWC 2015, Twickenham Stadium, England v Wales, 20.00

October 3rd, RWC 2015, Twickenham Stadium, England v Australia, 20.00

October 10th, RWC 2015, Manchester City Stadium, England v Uruguay, 20.00

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