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Tigers trio retained by England for final Six Nations fixture

Leicester Tigers trio Dan Cole, George Ford and Jonny May have been retained by England head coach Eddie Jones in a 29-man squad announced on Tuesday evening, ahead of Saturday's final 2018 Six Nations fixture against Ireland.

Jones named a 32-man outfit on Sunday evening and has today released Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Alex Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs) and Nick Isiekwe (Saracens) back to their Aviva Premiership clubs.

All three Tigers remaining in the group have featured in every match of the English campaign so far in this season's tournament and will be hopeful of a fifth and final appearance this Saturday afternoon at Twickenham.

The Irish have already been crowned 2018 Six Nations champions after England's away loss to France in Round 4 but, will be hopeful of completing a Grand Slam with a win over Jones' side on St Patrick's Day this weekend.

A reduced squad will be announced on Wednesday evening by England Rugby.

Leicester Tigers season ticket holders not making the journey to London for the fixture are invited to watch all three of this Saturday's Six Nations matches at Welford Road among Tigers family and friends.

Fans can enjoy all three matches plus a complimentary ‘pie and pint’ when they book their ticket and join us in the Clubhouse bar. The action will be shown on our large HD televisions and there will be competitions for fans running throughout the afternoon.

Doors open from 12.15pm with the bar remaining open until 7.00pm and tickets cost £5. Each ticket is redeemable on the day for either a ‘pie and pint’ or a pie and two soft drinks. This fee is to secure your place.

Spaces are limited and season ticket holders will have received a follow-up email with a link to book their place. To register, click on the link below.