Taylor, May retained by England

Date published: March 14 2017

England have retained 25 players for this weekend’s Grand Slam decider away against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

Last weekend’s matchday 23 who defeated Scotland have all been retained, along with two extra players, hooker Tommy Taylor and wing Jonny May.

Elliot Daly, who started last weekend against Scotland, continues to progress through his graduated return-to-play protocol.

England were crowned Six Nations champions after their victory over Scotland at Twickenham.

Forwards (14): Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints) , James Haskell (Wasps), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Maro Itoje (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Tommy Taylor (Wasps), Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints)

Backs (11): Mike Brown (Harlequins), Danny Care (Harlequins), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Bath), Jonathan Joseph (Bath), Jonny May (Gloucester), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors), Anthony Watson (Bath), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)