Luther Burrell is in contention to return to the England fold for the first time since being omitted from the World Cup squad after replacing Ollie Devoto in the training squad ahead of the Six Nations clash with Ireland. The Northampton centre is among 32 players who have assembled at the Pennyhill Park training base in the week ahead of the game, which will represent Eddie Jones's first at Twickenham since succeeding Stuart Lancaster.
Josh Beaumont will also miss out after suffering a dislocated shoulder during Sale's defeat to Worcester but no direct replacement has been called up to deputise for the injured Sharks lock. Neither Beaumont nor Devoto were included in England's match-day squad for the wins at Scotland or Italy but the pair did travel to Rome for the 40-9 win on 14 February to gain experience.
The match against a winless Ireland signals England's first match at Twickenham since they were unceremoniously dumped out of the World Cup at the pool stage after defeats to Wales and Australia. Former captain Chris Robshaw says the new-look team will thrive on the atmosphere created by the home faithful.
"I think the supporters will be excited to see England back there," he said. "We're back at Twickenham, it's a fantastic venue, during the World Cup I don't think we experienced support and noise levels quite like it, whether that was getting off the bus initially or getting into the stadium, warming up, hearing the national anthem or playing.
"Of course the World Cup was pretty tough and went against us but I don't think we've had a succession of negative games. For us now it's about building that consistency and rewarding the fans."