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Five Tigers set for Dublin with England

There are five Leicester Tigers in the 25-man squad retained by England as they continue preparations for the Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

Ellis Genge is among 14 forwards in the list, with Mako Vunipola as the other loosehead prop included.

He is joined in the squad by Tigers backs George Ford, Jonny May, Manu Tuilagi and Ben Youngs following a week’s training camp in Portugal.

As well as the 25 selected, Joe Cokanasiga and Brad Shields will continue their reconditioning work with the squad until Thursday when the team travel to Dublin. Ben Te’o, who has a side strain, will also stay in camp while the team is in Portugal.

England squad

Forwards
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks)
Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers)
Jamie George (Saracens)
Nathan Hughes (Wasps)
Maro Itoje (Saracens)
George Kruis (Saracens)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens)
Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs)
Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons)
 
Backs
Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks)
Mike Brown (Harlequins)
Elliot Daly (Wasps)
Owen Farrell (Saracens) (c)
George Ford (Leicester Tigers)
Jonny May (Leicester Tigers)

Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)
Dan Robson (Wasps) 
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)