Tuilagi misses out on England return as Lancaster sticks with centre pairing
Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi has missed out on a return to the England team for tomorrow's Six Nations clash against Ireland.
Head coach Stuart Lancaster has decided to stick with the centre pairing from last week's win over Scotland, so Tuilagi returns from injury to the replacements' bench.
Tigers quartet Tom Youngs, Dan Cole, Geoff Parling and Ben Youngs will all start in Dublin, with Toby Flood and Thomas Waldrom joining Tuilagi on the bench.
Lancaster said: "A lot of the players performed very well (against Scotland) and with Manu coming back into the equation it gave us some selection decisions.
"But with the centres playing well last week and Manu still returning to match fitness, having not played for the last four weeks, he and others will give us great options from the bench."
England team: Goode, Ashton, Barritt, Twelvetrees, Brown, Farrell, Youngs B, Marler, Youngs T, Cole, Launchbury, Parling, Haskell, Robshaw, Wood. Replacements: Hartley, Wilson, Vunipola, Lawes, Waldrom, Care, Flood, Tuilagi