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Andy Farrell picks Johny Sexton back at 10 for Six Nations clash with England

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Andy Farrell picks Johny Sexton back at 10 for Six Nations clash with England

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton has been picked to the starting XV for Saturday’s Six Nations match against England at Twickenham.

Sexton returns to the line-up at fly-half for the Round Four battle, and he is joined in the half-backs by in-form scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park.

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton has been picked to the starting XV for Saturday's Six Nations match against England at Twickenham.

Sexton came off the bench in the 57-6 round-three triumph against Italy after being sidelined with a slight injury in the previous round’s loss to Grand Slam contender France.

The 36-year-old replaces Joey Carbery, who signed a contract extension and announced his retirement after the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Bundee Aki returns to the center position to partner Garry Ringrose, while Andrew Conway and full-back Hugo Keenan are also back alongside James Lowe.

Ireland: 15 Hugo Keenan, 14 Andrew Conway, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 James Lowe, 10 Johnny Sexton (c), 9 Jamison Gibson-Park, 8 Caelan Doris, 7 Josh van der Flier, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 5 James Ryan, 4 Tadhg Beirne, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Dan Sheehan, 1 Cian Healy
Replacements: 16 Rob Herring, 17 Dave Kilcoyne, 18 Finlay Bealham, 19 Iain Henderson, 20 Jack Conan, 21 Conor Murray, 22 Joey Carbery, 23 Robbie Henshaw

Date: Saturday, March 12
Venue: Twickenham
Kick-off: 16:45 GMT
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
Assistant Referees: Mike Adamson (Scotland), Pierre Brousset (France)
TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

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