Key pair fit for Ireland, Farrell steers England again
Ireland have limited the injury damage from last weekend's bruising victory in Edinburgh and made just three changes as they seek to complete a Six Nations gram slam with victory over England in Dublin.
England have restored Owen Farrell to five-eighth and recalled Manu Tuilagi outside the captain in a muted reaction to their humiliation at the hands of France last week.
Ireland's No.8 Caelan Doris and hooker Dan Sheehan, two of the five players in green who left the field injured against Scotland and who have been among the team's best players all campaign, are fit enough to start on Saturday.
Centre Garry Ringrose and lock Iain Henderson were already ruled out but the return of fit-again Robbie Henshaw, starting his first game of the championship, softens the blow of losing the increasingly influential Ringrose.
Ryan Baird comes in at second row, with Leinster teammate Jamison Gibson-Park the other change as he returns to make his first start of the year to bring the kind of high tempo at scrumhalf England struggled with in last week's 53-10 thrashing by France.
Australian winger Mack Hansen, who's been man of the match in their last two Tests, will be out to make it a hat-trick.
England, meanwhile, have made five changes -- one positional -- following their biggest-ever defeat at Twickenham last Saturday by 53-10.
Wing Henry Arundell was handed a first start after six caps off the bench, and Anthony Watson accommodated him by shifting to the right wing and bumping out Max Malins.
In the only pack change, lock David Ribbans replaced Ollie Chessum, who injured an ankle in training on Tuesday.
Farrell was dropped last week to try and allow Marcus Smith to ignite the backline, but Smith was hapless behind a pack that was overwhelmed and returns to the bench.
Tuilagi, free after a four-week ban while on club duty, will make his first appearance in this Six Nations as a like-for-like replacement for the injured Ollie Lawrence.
While a draw at the Aviva Stadium will be enough to win the title, Ireland will want to underline their status as the world's top-ranked side with a clean sweep of victories heading into September's World Cup.
Amid the St Patrick's weekend festivities, it is also an opportunity to complete a grand slam on home soil for the first time in 75 years, having clinched the two secured since in Cardiff in 2009 and London in 2018.