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Tigers quartet ready for Dublin test

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Leicester Tigers have four players in the England matchday squad for the RBS 6 Nations fixture against Ireland in Dublin on Sunday.Dan Cole wins his 48th cap in the front row, while Ben Youngs earns cap number 45 at scrum-half. Club colleagues Tom Youngs and Tom Croft are included among the replacements.   Alex Goode starts his first Test in two years, replacing Mike Brown at full-back, and Jack Nowell takes over from Jonny May on the left wing.   In the only other change to the 23, Henry Thomas replaces Kieran Brookes on the replacements’ bench as the Newcastle Falcons prop continues to recover from a hip flexor strain.   Head coach Stuart Lancaster said: “We’ve made minimal changes as we felt the squad performed well in the first two games. Alex is in good form for Saracens and has been training well, as has Jack Nowell who is also playing well for Exeter Chiefs.   “Chris Pennell and Manu Tuilagi will also travel. Manu has been recovering with us and it’s good to continue keeping him connected while Chris will be a travelling reserve.” Kick-off is at 3pm, this match is shown live on BBC1.   England 15 Alex Goode (Saracens, 16 caps) 14 Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 6 caps) 13 Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 8 caps) 12 Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints, 9 caps) 11 Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 5 caps) 10 George Ford (Bath Rugby, 8 caps) 9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 44 caps) 1 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 28 caps) 2 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints, 63 caps) 3 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 47 caps) 4 Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby, 18 caps) 5 George Kruis (Saracens, 6 caps) 6 James Haskell (Wasps, 55 caps) 7 Chris Robshaw (captain, Harlequins, 34 caps) 8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 14 caps) Replacements 16 Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 19 caps) 17 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 17 caps) 18 Henry Thomas (Bath Rugby, 7 caps) 19 Nick Easter (Harlequins, 49 caps) 20 Tom Croft (Leicester Tigers, 39 caps) 21 Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens, 18 caps) 22 Danny Cipriani (Sale Sharks, 10 caps) 23 Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester Rugby, 18 caps)