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Johnny Sexton returns as Farrell names team for England clash

James Lowe and Andrew Conway occupy the wing slots, with Mack Hansen missing out on the matchday 23. 



Johnny Sexton returns as Farre...
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Johnny Sexton returns as Farrell names team for England clash

Johnny Sexton is back in the Ireland team for Saturday's Six Nations clash with England. 

The out half returns - as expected - having come on as a replacement in the win over Italy a fortnight ago.

Sexton missed the loss to France due to a hamstring strain.

Elsewhere, Peter O'Mahony has been given the nod in the back row again, with Jack Conan amongst the replacements.

James Lowe and Andrew Conway occupy the wing slots, with Mack Hansen missing out on the matchday 23.

Cian Healy slots into the front row where Andrew Porter is an absentee due to injury.

Ireland Head coach Andy Farrell is due to speak to the media later this morning ahead of the game at Twickenham.

Ireland team v England (KO: 4.45pm)
15. Hugo Keenan (Leinster/UCD) 18 caps
14. Andrew Conway (Munster/Garryowen) 29 caps
13. Garry Ringrose (Leinster/UCD) 40 caps
12. Bundee Aki (Connacht/Galwegians) 35 caps
11. James Lowe (Leinster) 10 caps
10. Johnny Sexton (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 103 caps CAPTAIN
9. Jamison Gibson Park (Leinster) 15 caps
1. Cian Healy (Leinster/Clontarf) 114 caps
2. Dan Sheehan (Leinster/Lansdowne) 5 caps
3. Tadhg Furlong (Leinster/Clontarf) 55 caps
4. Tadhg Beirne (Munster/Lansdowne) 28 caps
5. James Ryan (Leinster/UCD) 42 caps
6. Peter O’Mahony (Munster/Cork Constitution) 82 caps
7. Josh van der Flier (Leinster/UCD) 38 caps
8. Caelan Doris (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 15 caps
Replacements
16. Rob Herring (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 24 caps
17. Dave Kilcoyne (Munster/UL Bohemians) 46 caps
18. Finlay Bealham (Connacht/Buccaneers) 21 caps
19. Iain Henderson (Ulster/Academy) 66 caps
20. Jack Conan (Leinster/Old Belvedere) 25 caps
21. Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen) 94 caps
22. Joey Carbery (Munster/Clontarf) 30 caps
23. Robbie Henshaw (Leinster/Buccaneers) 55 caps

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