Injured Hughes and Lawes to miss Ireland showdown

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Hughes limped out of the first half of the 22-16 reverse at the Stade de France, while England has also now confirmed a knock for Lawes, with neither included in a 32-man selection. 

Both forwards are set for scans on Tuesday (AEDT), with Exeter Chiefs' Don Armand called up.

Captain Dylan Hartley missed the Paris loss with a tight calf, but he is included as England look to deny Ireland a Grand Slam at Twickenham.

Sam Simmonds, on the bench against France, is not in the squad preparing for Sunday's (AEDT) match, when the host will be out to avoid a third consecutive loss.

It is a game that also affords Eddie Jones's side the chance to gain some revenge for last year's Six Nations reverse against Ireland, which denied England a second Grand Slam on the bounce.