Strettle in for England
15 Mar 2012
Wing David Strettle returns to England’s starting side for the Six Nations Test against Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday.
Strettle, missed the win against France in Paris last weekend with a chest injury and replaces Charlie Sharples in the only change to the run-on side. On the bench, hooker Lee Mears comes in for Rob Webber, who injured his shoulder last week.
England - 15 Ben Foden, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Manu Tuilagi, 12 Brad Barritt, 11 David Strettle, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Lee Dickson, 8 Ben Morgan, 7 Chris Robshaw (c), 6 Tom Croft, 5 Geoff Parling, 4 Mouritz Botha, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley, 1 Alex Corbisiero.
Subs: 16 Lee Mears, 17 Matt Stevens, 18 Tom Palmer, 19 Phil Dowson, 20 Ben Youngs, 21 Charlie Hodgson, 22 Mike Brown.