England team v Ireland

Martin Johnson has named an unchanged XV to face defending champions Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday.

The only changes are on the bench, where: hooker Lee Mears, flanker Joe Worsley and full-back Ben Foden are named, replacing hooker Steve Thompson, flanker Steffon Armitage and prop Matt Mullan, with Johnson reverting to a four-three split in the substitutes. Worsley returns to the match-day 22 after recovering from a knee injury.

Lee Mears
Lee Mears
Joe Worsley
Joe Worsley
Ben Foden
Ben Foden

The team will need to improve dramatically from the win against Italy if they want to knock over Ireland and stay unbeaten in the 2010 Six nations.

Team

England: D Armitage (London Irish); Mark Cueto (Sale), Mathew Tait (Sale), Riki Flutey (Brive), Ugo Monye (Harlequins); Jonny Wilkinson (Toulon), Danny Care (Harlequins); Tim Payne (Wasps), Dylan Hartley (Northampton), Dan Cole (Leicester), Simon Shaw (Wasps), Steve Borthwick (Saracens, captain), James Haskell (Stade Francais), Lewis Moody (Leicester), Nick Easter (Harlequins).
Replacements: Lee Mears (Bath), David Wilson (Bath), Louis Deacon (Leicester), Joe Worsley (Wasps), Paul Hodgson (London Irish), Toby Flood (Leicester), Ben Foden (Northampton).

RBS SIX NATIONS: England v Ireland Twickenham Saturday, 27 February 2010 Kick-off: 1600 GMT