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Jack ready for Twickenham

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: February 20, 2014

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JACK Nowell is expected to keep his place in the England team for Saturday's Six Nations showdown against Ireland at Twickenham (4pm).

The 20-year-old Exeter Chiefs winger from Newlyn has been named in the 23-man matchday squad for what will be his first England senior home appearance after his first two caps away to France and Scotland.

England head coach Stuart Lancaster was expected to announce his starting XV at a press conference today.

Another youngster joining Nowell in the squad is Bath's George Ford, and Lancaster said: "We feel that the time is right to include George in the matchday squad.

"A full three weeks of training has allowed him the chance to really understand the way we are developing our game and this time has been crucial in order for him to feel confident and ready in a key decision making and leadership position.

"We have successfully integrated and included many young players over the last two years and George is the next exciting talent to make his mark in the senior England squad."

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