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Seven changes for Ireland against England

Joe Schmidt makes seven changes for Ireland's clash with England at Twickenham Stadium.

Joe Schmidt has named a strong side for Ireland's final Rugby World Cup warm-up match against England at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday.

Seven new faces come into the team following last weekend's 10-16 defeat at home to Wales.

Simon Zebo, Rory Best, Tommy Bowe and Mike Ross are among those who are recalled to the starting XV. Paul O'Connell, Jamie Heaslip and Jonathan Sexton all keep their places.

Meanwhile, the likes of Ian Madigan, Richardt Strauss and Eoin Reddan have been named as replacements for the game.

Ireland team to face England

Zebo, Bowe, Payne, Henshaw, D Kearney, Sexton, Murray, McGrath, Best, Ross, Toner, O'Connell, O'Mahony, O'Brien, Heaslip
Replacements: Strauss, Furlong, White, Ryan, Henry, Reddan, Madigan, Cave


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Joe Schmidt, the Ireland head coach looks on during the International match between Ireland and New Zealand All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on November 24, 2013
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