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Five Tigers in England line-up

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Five Leicester Tigers retain their places in the England squad for Saturday's final RBS 6 Nations match against Ireland at Twickenham.

Manu Tuilagi, Dan Cole, Geoff Parling and Tom Croft are all in the starting line-up, with colleague Ben Youngs among the replacements.

David Strettle has recovered from a sternum injury and takes over from Charlie Sharples on the wing, while Lee Mears comes in for the injured Rob Webber among the replacements.

England head coach Stuart Lancaster said: “It seems like yesterday when we got together in Leeds in January and began a new journey for England Rugby. We are looking forward to coming home to a packed Twickenham with its special atmosphere and crowd. Their support has been phenomenal and we hope we can do the whole nation proud again.”

15 Ben Foden (Northampton Saints)
14 Chris Ashton (Northampton Saints)
13 Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)
12 Brad Barritt (Saracens)
11 David Strettle (Saracens)
10 Owen Farrell (Saracens)
9 Lee Dickson (Northampton Saints)
1 Alex Corbisiero (London Irish)
2 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers)
4 Mouritz Botha (Saracens)
5 Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers)
6 Tom Croft (Leicester Tigers)

7 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins) (c)
8 Ben Morgan (Scarlets)

16 Lee Mears (Bath Rugby)
17 Matt Stevens (Saracens)
18 Tom Palmer (Stade Francais)
19 Phil Dowson (Northampton Saints)
20 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
21 Charlie Hodgson (Saracens)
22 Mike Brown (Harlequins)