Blamire set for England duty against Ireland

Thursday 10 March 2022

Newcastle Falcons hooker Jamie Blamire has been named on England's bench for Saturday's Guinness Six Nations match against Ireland.

Blamire is in line to win his sixth cap, with head coach Eddie Jones saying: “We’ve been looking at this game as a semi-final.

"Ireland are the most cohesive side in the world right now, and it will be a good test this weekend.

“We’ve prepared really well for this game. We did some good team togetherness work in Bristol and had a solid week of training on the pitch here.

“We are looking forward to going after them in front of a great home crowd at Twickenham. It’s been special having 82,000 supporters back in for our Six Nations games and it will be a great Test match for them.”

The Twickenham clash is a 4.45pm kick-off, and is live on ITV.

Stay on after Newcastle Falcons' 3pm kick-off against Saracens to watch the game on the TVs in the Kingston Park Stadium bars.

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England team

15 Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 8 caps)

14 Max Malins (Saracens, 13 caps)

13 Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 10 caps)

12 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 46 caps)

11 Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 37 caps)

10 Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 8 caps)

9 Harry Randall (Bristol Bears, 4 caps)

1 Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 34 caps)

2 Jamie George (Saracens, 64 caps)

3 Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 50 caps)

4 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 54 caps)

5 Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 29 caps)

6 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 91 caps, captain)

7 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 39 caps)

8 Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 12 caps)

Replacements

16 Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons, 5 caps)

17 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 77 caps)

18 Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 18 caps)

19 Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 69 caps)

20 Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 7 caps)

21 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 115 caps)

22 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 79 caps)

23 Elliot Daly (Saracens, 55 caps)

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