Six Nations: England drop George Ford for Grand Slam crunch match with Eire


England have dropped George Ford and moved Owen Farrell to fly-half for his or her Six Nations conflict towards Grand Slam-chasing Eire at Twickenham.

Head coach Eddie Jones has carried out important surgical procedure on the workforce that misplaced 22-16 to France, and give up their title to the Irish final weekend.

Dylan Hartley has recovered from a good calf to guide the workforce in Saturday’s closing spherical of the Championship, however his entrance row colleague Dan Cole has been changed by Kyle Sinckler.

In the meantime, Danny Care and Joe Launchbury make manner for Richard Wigglesworth and George Kruis.

Anthony Watson retains his place at full-back, with Mike Brown confined to the bench for an additional week.

There’s a new-look midfield partnership of Ben Te’o and Jonathan Joseph, who returns at outdoors centre, and Elliot Daly has recovered from his foot drawback to begin on the left wing.

Accidents to Nathan Hughes and Courtney Lawes see Sam Simmonds and James Haskell begin at quantity eight and openside flanker.

Eddie Jones issued an apology on Wednesday night time after footage emerged of the England head coach describing Eire as “the scummy Irish” and Wales as a “little s*** country” throughout a chat on management given final 12 months.

Talking publicly on the matter for the primary time on Thursday, Jones stated: “I apologise for the remarks.

“I sincerely mean that and I really don’t have anything else to say on the matter. I’m happy to answer questions on the game coming up, but the other matter is dead.”

When pressed on his remarks, Jones stated: “I’ve made a statement, I don’t have to say anything else on it.”

Victory at Twickenham on Saturday for Eire would safe the Grand Slam for the workforce who had been topped champions after England’s defeat in Paris.

“Ireland are going for a Grand Slam, I don’t think they need any extra motivation,” Jones stated.

Assessing his workforce choice, Jones stated: “We simply felt we would have liked to make some adjustments for this recreation. We have to get on the entrance foot towards Eire and we have chosen a workforce to try this. It is good to have Dylan again from harm, he skilled beautifully yesterday.

“We’ve gone for an Farrell-Te’o-Joseph midfield, and we’re sure they can get us on the front foot.”