Eddie Jones has been dealt a blow with the news that Ben Te’o has been ruled out of England’s clash with Ireland on Saturday due to a “side strain”.
Jones has trimmed down his squad to 25 players for the rest of the week as preparations are finalised for their trip to Dublin.
In addition to Te’o, Brad Shields and Joe Cokanasiga will not travel to Dublin and they will remain in Portugal this week to continue their respective rehabilitation.
England’s 25-man squad for Ireland:
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs)
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks)
Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers)
Jamie George (Saracens)
Nathan Hughes (Wasps)
Maro Itoje (Saracens)
George Kruis (Saracens)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens)
Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs)
Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons)
Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks)
Mike Brown (Harlequins)
Elliot Daly (Wasps)
Owen Farrell (Saracens) captain
George Ford (Leicester Tigers)
Jonny May (Leicester Tigers)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)
Dan Robson (Wasps)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
Jones will name his team for Saturday at 11.30 am on Thursday.