Mark Wilson shone during last weekend's dramatic victory over France

Falcon Wilson starts for England against Ireland

Thursday 18 March 2021

Newcastle Falcons flanker Mark Wilson wins his 23rd cap for England on Saturday when they end their Guinness Six Nations campaign away to Ireland.

Wilson starts on the blindside flank for the 4.45pm kick-off at Dublin's Aviva Stadium, with the match being shown live in the UK on ITV1.

England head coach Eddie Jones said: “This is our most important game of the tournament and we want to finish well.

“We’re anticipating a hard, tough game against Ireland and we’ve picked this team to cope with that.

“We want to take it to Ireland physically and play the rugby we want to play.”

England team

15 Max Malins (Bristol Bears, 7 caps)

14 Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 50 caps)

13 Elliot Daly (Saracens, 51 caps)

12 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 92 caps, C)

11 Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 65 caps)

10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 76 caps)

9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 108 caps)

1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 66 caps)

2 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 30 caps)

3 Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 43 caps)

4 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 47 caps)

5 Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 20 caps)

6 Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons, 22 caps)

7 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 32 caps)

8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 60 caps)

Replacements

16 Jamie George (Saracens, 58 caps)

17 Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 27 caps)

18 Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 11 caps)

19 Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 8 caps)

20 Ben Earl (Bristol Bears, 12 caps)

21 Dan Robson (Wasps, 11 caps)

22 Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors, 5 caps)

23 Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 4 caps)

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