By Jonathan Davies

2015 - the year of rugby in the UK

Jack Nowell and Alex Goode have been named in England's starting line-up for their crucial Six Nations game against Ireland in Dublin on Sunday.

Goode comes in at full-back for Mike Brown who was knocked unconscious during England's 47-17 win over Italy at Twickenham.

And Exeter Chief's wing Jack Nowell is named ahead of Jonny May.

"We've made minimal changes as we felt the squad performed well in the first two games," said head coach Stuart Lancaster.

"Alex is in good form for Saracens and has been training well over the last few weeks, as has Jack who is also playing well for Exeter Chiefs.

"Both have been pushing hard for selection and I am sure will seize their chance against a high quality Ireland side."

Backs: Alex Goode (Saracens), Anthony Watson (Bath), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs); Jonathan Joseph (Bath), Luther Burrell (Northampton Saints); George Ford (Bath), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers).

Forwards: Joe Marler (Harlequins), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers); David Atwood (Bath), George Kruis (Saracens); James Haskell (Wasps), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, captain), Billy Vunipola (Saracens).

Replacements: Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers) Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Henry Thomas (Bath), Nick Easter (Harlequins), Tom Croft (Leicester Tigers), Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens), Danny Cipriani (Sale Sharks), Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester).