London - England have made two changes to their starting XV for the Six Nations clash against Ireland in Dublin on Sunday.
Goode takes over at full-back after Mike Brown was ruled out of the
potentially title-clinching game due to a bout of concussion he
sustained during the 47-17 rout of Italy a fortnight ago.
Nowell meanwhile replaces Jonny May on the left wing for his first cap
since making his five previous Test appearances during last year's Six
Nations, ending a near year-long absence due to shoulder and knee
May scored a superb solo try against New Zealand in
November, but he wasted a three-on-one overlap against Italy and his
defence has always been seen as suspect.
The two changes are the first England have made during this year's Six Nations tournament.
the third and final adjustment to the match-day 23, tighthead prop
Kieran Brookes is withdrawn from the bench after failing to recover from
a hip flexor strain, giving Henry Thomas his first chance.
is in good form for Saracens and has been training well over the last
few weeks, as has Jack Nowell who is also playing well for Exeter
Chiefs," head coach Stuart Lancaster said.
"Both have been pushing hard for selection and I'm sure they'll seize their chance against a high quality Ireland side."
match pits the two unbeaten sides in the championship with England
successful against Wales and Italy and Ireland on top against Italy and
15 Alex Goode, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Luther Burrell, 11 Jack Nowell, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Chris Robshaw (captain), 6 James Haskell, 5 George Kruis, 4 Dave Attwood, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley, 1 Joe Marler
Substitutes: 16 Tom Youngs, 17 Mako Vunipola, 18 Henry Thomas, 19 Nick Easter, 20 Tom Croft, 21 Richard Wigglesworth, 22 Danny Cipriani, 23 Billy Twelvetrees