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6N: England brings in Nowell, Goode for match vs Ireland

6N: England brings in winger Jack Nowell, fullback Andy Goode for crunch match against Ireland

6N: England brings in Nowell, Goode for match vs Ireland

LONDON (AP) -- England has made its first selection changes of the Six Nations for Sunday's match against Ireland, bringing in winger Jack Nowell and fullback Andy Goode in a new-look back three.

Nowell comes in for the underperforming Jonny May, and Goode replaces Mike Brown, who was withdrawn from consideration following a second reaction to the return-to-play process he was undergoing after concussion. It will be Goode's first start for England in two years.

The pack was unchanged when England coach Stuart Lancaster named his team on Friday.

England started the Six Nations with a 21-16 win in Wales, and was unchanged for the 47-17 home victory over Italy.

Titleholder Ireland and England are the remaining unbeaten teams in the competition, leading to the match being billed as a potential championship decider.


Updated : 2021-09-19 02:04 GMT+08:00