May selected for Ireland clash

FORMER Wootton Bassett junior Jonny May has been named in the England team to play Ireland at Twickenham this weekend.

The Gloucester back will win his fourth cap at English rugby HQ having started the both previous Six Nations games for his country after making his debut in South America in the summer.

May will again play on the wing as head coach Stuart Lancaster makes two changes to his squad with David Wilson replacing the injured Dan Cole at prop and George Ford making the bench in place of Brad Barrett.

“We are excited about being back at our home after two games on the road," Lancaster said. "The Twickenham crowd during the November internationals was superb and I’m sure it’ll be the same again on Saturday.

“We have been forced into one change and we wish Dan Cole all the best for his recovery. However, David Wilson is an experienced international with 31 caps and he showed in his three starts against Argentina last year what he can do.

“It's great to have George involved. He has settled in well and we are confident in his ability should he get his opportunity from the bench."


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