- England face Ireland in Dublin on Saturday
- Win would secure back-to-back Grand Slams
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England take on Ireland in Dublin on Saturday with an opportunity to add the Triple Crown and Grand Slam to the RBS 6 Nations title they won last weekend. Find out more about the England starting XV tasked with the job.
Club debuts: 2008-09 Worthing, 2009-10 Esher, 2009-10 Harlequins
- A European Challenge Cup winner with Harlequins in 2011, and Premiership winner with them in 2012. Played in the 2016 European Challenge Cup final which 'Quins lost to Montpellier in Lyon.
- Made his RBS 6 Nations debut in the 2013 Calcutta Cup game - since then has missed just one game in the competition, round 5 against Italy in 2014.
- Played in all four of England's matches at RWC 2015, starting the first three in the number one shirt.
- Did not tour Australia in the summer but returned to come off the bench in all four Old Mutual Wealth Series internationals at Twickenham.
- Gained his 50th cap in the last round vs Scotland in a record time for an Englishman, 4 years, 275 days since debut.
Club debuts: 2004-05 Worcester Warriors, 2005-06 Northampton Saints
- European Challenge Cup winner 2009, came off the bench for the Premiership final win against Saracens 2014 having captained Saints in the previous year's loss to Leicester.
- Captain and try scorer in the Champions Cup final defeat by Leinster in 2011
- This is his 9th successive RBS 6 Nations Championship, he has now played in all 44 matches since his debut in the competition against Italy at Twickenham in 2009, starting the last 19
- Captained England for the first time to a 14-all draw in South Africa in 2012, whilst his debut as skipper in the RBS 6 Nations was in last year's Calcutta Cup victory over Scotland. He is yet to be on the losing side as captain of his country.
- England's most capped hooker he scored his first test try v All Blacks at Twickenham in November 2010 and doubled his tally in the 2nd test victory over the Wallabies in Melbourne last year.
Club debuts: 2006-07 Bedford, 2007-08 Leicester Tigers, 2008-09 Nottinham
- His first test try came against Ireland at Twickenham in 2010 RBS 6 Nations on his 3rd cap. Has added three more in the last 13 tests.
- Senior test debut came as a replacement in the opening game of the 2010 RBS 6 Nations Championship v Wales, he then started 21 successive games in the tournament until a bulging disc in his neck ruled him out during the 2014 campaign.
- Selected for 2013 British & Irish Lions, made 9 appearances on the tour, including 3 test caps off the bench.
- Has started all nine of England's games in their last two World Cup campaigns.
- Has started in the No.3 shirt in England's last 23 tests. Only Jason Leonard has started more tests at prop for England.
Club debuts: 2009-10 Worthing, 2010-11 Rosslyn Park, 2010-11 Wasps
- Played in all four 2012 Autumn internationals, with his debut coming off the bench against Fiji, he was named Player of the Series.
- Played four games at RWC2015 named man of the match in the pool game against Australia.
- Made his debut in the RBS 6 Nations in the Calcutta Cup game 2013, starting all ten games in the tournament over the next two campaigns, but missed out 2015 due to a neck injury. Played in three rounds last year.
- Toured Australia last summer coming off the bench in all 3 tests. Started two of England's autumn internationals, scoring a brace of tries against Fiji to add to the two he scored in successive tests against the Pumas and All Blacks in 2013.
- Became only the third Englishman to get man of the match awards in successive RBS 6 Nations games doing so vs Wales and Italy in 2017.
Club debuts: 2007-08 Northampton Saints
- Has played in England's last 12 games, all of his caps but one have come in the second row, the other being on the blindside v France in 2013. Scored his only test try on the occasion of his 50th cap v South Africa at Twickenham in November.
- A European Challenge Cup winner with Saints in 2009 and 2014; Anglo-Welsh Cup winner in 2010; Champions Cup finalist against Leinster in 2011; Premiership finalist in 2013 and winner against Saracens in 2014.
- Test debut came as 20-year-old against Australia in the Autumn internationals of 2009, his RBS 6 Nations debut came the following March against Scotland. Named man of the match in the victory over Wales at Twickenham in 4th round of 2014.
- A member of the England RWC2011 squad playing in three games, he started in the opening two games of the RWC2015 campaign, against Fiji and Wales.
Position: Lock/Back row
Club debuts: 2012-13 Saracens, 2013-14 Old Albanians
- Played in three finals with Saracens in the calendar year 2015, winning them all - added the Premiership and European Champions Cup double in 2016. Named young player of the year 2016 by both the Premiership and World Rugby.
- Represented England U18s, U19s and U20s, helping England win the U20s triple crown in 2014 uniquely scoring a try in all five rounds. Skippered England team that won the Junior World Championship the following June in Auckland.
- Made his test debut as a replacement in England's second round victory over Italy in Rome last year. Has not missed an RBS 6 Nations game since.
- Played every minute of England's triumphant three test series win in Australia last summer, but a broken hand ruled him out of the autumn internationals.
Position: Back row
Club debuts: 2003-04 Wasps, 2009-10 Stade Francais, 2011-12 Ricoh Japan, 2012 Highlanders
- European Cup winner with Wasps in their 2007 victory over Leicester Tigers, and a Premiership winner with them in 2008. European Challenge Cup finalist with Stade Francais in 2011.
- Test debut came in the RBS 6 Nations game against Wales 2007. Played in every one of England's five RBS 6 Nations campaigns 2007-2011 and again in 2013, 2015 and 2016 but did not play at all in 2012 or 2014.
- Appeared in all five England games at RWC2011, played in two world cup warm up games against France August 2015 but only two games at RWC2015 itself, versus Wales and starting against Uruguay in Manchester.
- Played in the first test against Australia last summer but a toe injury late in the second test kept him out of rugby for six months until returning for the round 1 victory over France.
Position: Number 8
Club debuts: 2010-11 Wasps, 2013-14 Saracens
- Joined his brother Mako at Saracens in summer 2013. Wore No.8 in both of Saracens winning finals in 2016, vs Racing in the European cup and Exeter in the Premiership. Also wore No.8 when Saracens lifted the Premiership crown in May 2015.
- Made ten successive appearances in RBS 6 Nations until the start of this campaign, gaining 3 man of the match awards last year, vs Scotland, Ireland and France.
- Was named in England's RWC2015 squad, came off the bench in the opening game against Fiji scoring a try but strained knee ligaments in round 2 defeat to Wales ended his tournament.
- Played in the first three autumn internationals 2016 but a knee injury in the first half vs Argentina kept him out of rugby for 3 months. Made a try scoring return to the England team in the victory over Scotland last week.
Club debuts: 2006-07 Leicester Tigers
- An English Premiership winner with Tigers in 2007 (as a 17 yr old) & 2010, when he scored a try in the final. A Premiership finalist in 2011 when Saracens took the title, 2012 when Tigers lost to Harlequins, and a winner again in 2013, beating Saints.
- Selected to tour with the British & Irish Lions 2013, made 7 appearances on tour, including the first two tests, and scoring 2 tries: against the Reds and the Rebels.
- Was in match day squad for 17 successive RBS 6 Nations games from debut until missing out in 2014. Played in all games in 2015 and 2016 scoring three tries. Named man of the match in the last two games of the 2015 championship vs Scotland and France.
- Played in all five of England's games at RWC 2011, scoring tries against Argentina and Romania, and appeared in the first three pool games of RWC 2015.
Club debuts: 2009-10 Leicester Tigers, 2011-12 Leeds, 2013-14 Bath
- Won both Anglo-Welsh Cup then Aviva Premiership on his final appearance for Leicester Tigers. Played for Bath in their European Challenge Cup final loss to Northampton in Cardiff in 2014 and the Premiership Final against Saracens May 2015.
- Made his test debut in RBS 6 Nations round 2 vs Wales 2014, has not missed a game in the tournament since, starting the last fourteen at No.10. Named man of the match on his first start, vs Wales in the opening round of 2015, scoring 11 points.
- Played in all of England's games at RWC2015, scoring 10 points. Has now played in 31 of England's last 32 Test matches only missing out a World Cup game vs France in August 2015.
- His three tries to date in the RBS 6 Nations came in the space of four matches over the 2015 & 16 campaigns, against Scotland and France in 2015 and Italy in 2016.
Club debuts: 2010-11 Wasps, 2011-12 London Scottish
- Played all five games in England U20's grand slam winning Six Nations 2011, scoring 4 tries in the victory over Italy and another 3 against Scotland. Also in the England U20 squad that got to the final of the Junior World Championships that summer.
- Appeared for the Barbarians against England at Twickenham in 2013 and also turned out for the famous invitation club against the British & Irish Lions in Hong Kong the following week.
- Played for England XV in the uncapped games against the Barbarians in 2014 and 2015. Made his test debut coming off the bench against Ireland at Twickenham in round 3 of the RBS Nations last year. Added a 2nd cap in round 4 vs Wales.
- Went on tour to Australia in the summer, making 2 appearances off the bench in the 2nd and 3rd tests before his first test start, as centre, against the Springboks in the Autumn. Scored a first test try the following week against Fiji.
Club debuts: 2008-09 Saracens, 2009-10 Bedford
- A Premiership winner three times with Saracens, 2011, 2014 and 2016. Added the Champions Cup title last year, scoring all of Saracens 21 point in the victory over Racing.
- Is in second place on England's all time points scoring list behind Jonny Wilkinson. Both his RBS 6 Nations tries have come against Italy in Rome, in 2014 and 2016.
- Selected for 2013 British & Irish Lions, scored 51 points in his 7 appearances on tour and made his Lions test debut in the victorious 3rd test after sitting on the bench for the previous two.
- Made test debut at centre in 2012 Calcutta Cup match; Has played in 21 of England's last 22 tests and was England's top points scorer at RWC 2015 with 43.
Club debuts: 2009-10 Barnes, 2009-10 London Irish, 2013-14 Bath
- Joined Bath and played in the final of the European Challenge Cup with them in 2014 and scored a try when they were defeated by Saracens in the 2015 Premiership final. Named the both the RPA Players' Player and England Player of the Year for 2015.
- Played for England at U18 and U19 levels and was a part of the England U20's grand slam winning squad of 2011. Member of England squad that were runners up in the Junior World Championship in Italy 2011.
- Started eleven successive games in the no.13 shirt in the RBS 6 Nations following his try scoring debut v Wales in 2015 round 1 until missing out vs Italy in round 3 this year.
- Has now scored two RBS 6 Nations hat-tricks, equalling Brain O'Driscoll's record, and became only the fourth player to score three tries in a Calcutta Cup match, doing so last Saturday.
Club debuts: 2011-12 London Irish, 2013-14 Bath
- Made his test debut off the bench in November 2014 against the All Blacks. Had missed only one test since debut until a broken jaw ruled him out of the autumn internationals. A hamstring injury kept him out until coming off the bench vs Scotland.
- Scored a try in Bath's European Challenge Cup final defeat to Northampton in Cardiff, May 2014 and started at full back in Bath's loss to Saracens in the 2015 Premiership final.
- Wore England's No.14 jersey in all four pool games at RWC2015 scoring a try against Australia and two more against Uruguay.
- Has scored a try in his last four RBS 6 Nations appearances, only two Englishmen have scored a try in five successive Championship matches - Tot Robinson (1897-1900) and Rory Underwood (1991-1992).
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Club debuts: 2005 Harlequins
- Won a 50th cap for England in the first test against Australia in Brisbane last summer, adding a 10th international try in the 3rd test. Has played in 19 of England's last 20 tests missing out against Fiji in the autumn.
- Named man of the match 3 times in 2014 RBS 6 Nations - against Scotland, Ireland and Italy, and went on to be named the Player of the Championship as well as Aviva Premiership Player of the Season 2013/14.
- His first four RBS 6 Nations tries came in 2014, including his first test try on his 22nd cap against France in round 1 in Paris. Did not score a try again in the Championship until 2016 round 3 against Ireland.
- Appeared in four of England's games at RWC 2015 scoring two tries in a man of the match performance against Fiji in the opening round. Is England's most capped full-back.