England's regular pivot Owen Farrell has no problem handing over the number 10 jersey to George Ford for Saturday's Test with Samoa.
England coach Stuart Lancaster said his side were hurting after recent defeats to world champions New Zealand and South Africa.
JPR Williams, Jason Leonard and Michael Lynagh are among the 15 newest inductees to the International Rugby Board's Hall of Fame.
Luther Burrell has returned to the England squad after recovering from a hand injury and could feature against Samoa on Saturday.
Ireland have equalled their best ever position of third in the IRB World Rankings, a position they last occupied in November 2006.
Stuart Lancaster's reign is now under unprecedented scrutiny following consecutive losses to New Zealand and South Africa.
England's high error-count cost them a victory in their Test against South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday.
Springboks captain Jean de Villiers admitted to being relieved after his side's 31-28 win over England at Twickenham on Saturday.
Emerging on top in a physical, flawed tussle, the Springboks rebounded from defeat in Dublin to win 31-28 at Twickenham.
Brad Barritt feels he deserves more credit for his role in the England midfield ahead of Saturday's clash with South Africa.
Semesa Rokoduguni has been replaced by Marland Yarde in the England squad for Saturday's game with South Africa because of injury.
George Ford could be in line for a first Test start with Kyle Eastmond struggling with a stomach bug ahead of South Africa.
England flanker Tom Wood believes his team can take a lot of heart from their narrow loss to New Zealand at Twickenham last Saturday....
Test rugby is a game a fine margins and Stuart Lancaster was left to rue another narrow defeat at the hands of the All Blacks on Saturday....
Bath winger Semesa Rokoduguni will win his first cap for England in the 14 shirt when they take on the All Blacks on Saturday.
Number eight Billy Vunipola believes the haka he will face on Saturday against New Zealand can in fact inspire England at Twickenham....
Stuart Lancaster is refusing to use the number of injured England players as an excuse ahead of Saturday's clash with the All Blacks....