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England turns to the Midlands for six nations success

With two more Leicester Tiger's called into the England squad, it brings the contingent from Midlands teams to 10, almost half the entire 23 man squad. 7 come from Leicester, 3 from Northampton Saints.

The latest additions see a return for centre Manu Tuilagi and number 8 Thomas Waldrom, although both will be on the bench. The only change to the starting line up will see James Haskell coming into a reshuffled pack to cover for the injured Ben Morgan.

England will aim to build on their confidence boosting 38 points to 18 opening win over Scotland asthey head to face an Ireland side who themselves started their six nations campaign with a win, beating Wales at the Millenium Stadium.