Rugby Farrell and Ford to start for England against Ireland

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By Chris Jones

BBC rugby union correspondent

Rugby George Ford and Owen Farrell

George Ford (left) captained England in their first two World Cup warm-up matches
Rugby World Cup warm-up: England v Ireland
Venue:Twickenham, LondonDate:Saturday 24 AugustKick-off:15:00 BST
Coverage:Listen to online-only commentary on the BBC Sport website and app, highlights on BBC Two at 19:30 BST

George Ford and Owen Farrell will start together for the first time in over a year when they line up for England against Ireland on Saturday.

Captain Farrell partners Manu Tuilagi in the centres for the first time in a Test match.

Flankers Sam Underhill and Tom Curry are both named in the back row.

“This weekend we will be looking to gain more match fitness and test different sorts of game strategies,” said boss Eddie Jones.

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