Owen Farrell Pressure on England to beat Ireland as Eddie Jones names probable World Cup XV

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For England’s third World Cup warm-up match, against Ireland on Saturday, Eddie Jones has selected a team that almost looks like his first choice XV for the tournament.

Only Mako Vunipola coming in for Joe Marler at loosehead prop could make this side stronger.

But there is a concern over how reliant England have become on his brother, Billy Vunipola, at No8, where he is set to start his third successive Test.

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There is no real replacement for Billy and it is a fundamental weakness in the squad.

If England are to win the World Cup his fitness will be pivotal, in much the same way Lawrence Dallaglio played every minute of England’s triumphant campaign in 2003.

Mark Wilson could step up as he has done previously, but he is not a patch on Billy. He is more suited to fill in at No7 or No6.

Having said that, the back row looks incredibly strong with Tom Curry and Sam Underhill in the side. They are both excellent at getting over the ball and have an incredible work

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