Peter O’Mahony reverts back to the bench with Donnacha Ryan maintaining his presence in the second row in place of the injured Paul O’Connell.
“Sean trained well this morning and we wouldn’t have selected him if he wasn’t ready," said Kidney at the team announcement on Tuesday.
“It’s tough on Peter because he played really well against Scotland.”
Ireland vs. England: Kearney, Bowe, Earls, D’Arcy, Trimble, Sexton, Reddan, Healy, Best, Ross, O’Callaghan, Ryan, Ferris, O’Brien, Heaslip.
DAVID Wallace did made his comeback after months out injured but Munster went down to Aironi in the Celtic League in Italy on Sunday . . .
IRELAND remain in seventh position in the world rankings after their win over Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday . . .
LEINSTER have confirmed the arrival of New Zealand World Cup winning second row Brad Thorn on a three-month contract . . .
MUNSTER scrum-half Peter Stringer has completed another loan move, this time to the Newcastle Falcons . . .
NEW Zealander Mark Anscombe is the new head coach with Ulster.