O’Brien bolsters Ireland pack

Sean O’Brien has been recalled to the Ireland team for their Six Nations clash with England.

O’Brien replaces Peter O’Mahony in the Ireland back row despite the latter’s solid performance against Scotland. The side to start at Twickenham is otherwise unchanged.

Ireland – 15 Rob Kearney; 14 Tommy Bowe, 13 Keith Earls, 12 Gordon D’Arcy, 11 Andrew Trimble; 10 Jonny Sexton, 9 Eoin Reddan; 8 Jamie Heaslip, 7 Sean O’Brien, 6 Stephen Ferris, 5 Donnacha Ryan, 4 Donncha O’Callaghan, 3 Mike Ross, 2 Rory Best, 1 Cian Healy.
Subs: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Tom Court, 18 Mike McCarthy, 19 Peter O’Mahony, 20 Tomas O’Leary, 21 Ronan O’Gara, 22 Fergus McFadden.