Fielden switches allegiance to Ireland

Stuart Fielden Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Former England prop Stuart Fielden has switched his allegiance to Ireland for the World Cup, according to Ireland coach Mark Aston.

The 33-year-old Fielden, who won the last of his eight caps for England against Australia in the 2010 Four Nations Series, is set to play against England in the second round of group matches at his home ground, Huddersfield, on November 2.

Fielden, who also won 25 caps for Great Britain during his time at Bradford and Wigan, is currently sidelined with a knee injury but is expected back well before the end of the Super League season.