Easter ruled out
England number eight Nick Easter failed a fitness test on his tight calf shortly before today's World Cup warm-up clash with Ireland.
Easter was replaced in the starting line-up by Hendre Fourie, who is not a member of Martin Johnson's 30-man squad for the New Zealand tournament, with James Haskell switching to number eight to accommodate the Sale openside.
England fielded a new-look centre partnership of Alesana Tuilagi and Mike Tindall at Aviva Stadium, with Jonny Wilkinson featuring at fly-half.
Brian O'Driscoll was missing for Ireland after sustaining a 'stinger' injury to his shoulder, while flanker Sean O'Brien sat out the match because of a knee problem.