Nash named in Ireland XV for Twickenham

Young Munster's Calvin Nash will start against England in Twickenham. Photo: Brendan Moran.

CALVIN Nash (Young Munster) is the sole local representative named by Ireland coach Andy Farrell for Saturday’s Six Nations tilt with England at Twickenham (4.45pm start).

The 26-year-old is set to earn his 5th cap at the weekend.

The returning Hugo Keenan joins Nash and James Lowe in the back three, with Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw continuing their midfield partnership.

Jack Crowley and Jamison Gibson-Park are retained as the half-back pairing.

In the pack, Andrew Porter, Dan Sheehan and Tadhg Furlong are in the front row, with Joe McCarthy and Tadhg Beirne named in the engine room.

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Captain Peter O’Mahony is at blindside flanker, Josh van der Flier is at openside and Caelan Doris completes the starting XV at number eight.

Garryowen’s Conor Murray, with 114 caps to his credit, is among the replacements.