Mullan retains Six Nations spot

Rising star Matt Mullan has retained his spot for the U21 Six Nations clash between England and Ireland in Athlone tonight (7.30pm)

Mullan, 19, starts in the front row as England coach Nigel Redman retains the same starting line-up that recently defeated Italy U21s 30-10 at Bath.
Warriors club-mate Matt Cox is again named on the replacements bench at Dubarry Park as England U20s go in search of a third victory in defence of the U21 Six Nations crown.
The four home nations, Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales, are fielding Under-20 teams in this year’s Under-21 Six Nations Championship, whilst France and Italy will field Under-21 sides.

England U20s: David Doherty (London Wasps), Ollie Dodge (Leicester Tigers), Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers), Adam Powell (Saracens), Selorm Kuadey (Sale Sharks), Seb Jewell (NEC Harlequins), Danny Care (capt, NEC Harlequins), Charlie Beech (Northampton Saints), Matt Mullan (Worcester Warriors), Tom Mercey (Saracens), Dave Attwood (Bristol Rugby), Phil Hoy (Northampton Saints), Alex Shaw (Leicester Tigers), Chevvy Pennycook (Bristol Rugby), David Tait (Sale Sharks).
Replacements: Tom Standfield (London Irish), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Matt Cox (Worcester Warriors), Hugo Ellis (London Wasps), Richard Bolt (Exeter Chiefs), Frankie Neale (Saracens), Jordan Turner-Hall (NEC Harlequins).