England drop flyhalf Wilkinson
England flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson was yesterday dropped for Saturday's Six Nations clash at home to Ireland and replaced at flyhalf by Danny Cipriani in the only change in the starting XV.
Wilkinson, never previously dropped since making his debut 10 years ago, starts on the bench, with Cipriani, dropped for disciplinary reasons for last week's game against Scotland after initially being selected at fullback, making a belated first start in his usual position.
The only other change following the 15-9 defeat at Murrayfield is on the bench where back rower James Haskell returns from injury in place of Luke Narraway.
The overall selection was something of a surprise as coach Brian Ashton had been expected to make several changes in the wake of England's shocking display that has left them likely to finish outside the top two for the fifth successive season.