Ireland vs England

Ireland vs England LIVE: Six Nations 2019 latest score, TV channel and live stream.Keep track of the latest score, analysis and reaction from the Six Nations clash between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium.Brian O’Driscoll and Lawrence Dallagio try Guinness Clear England start their Six Nations campaign with a tough test in Dublin against arguably the best rugby side in the world right now.Ireland stunned New Zealand last November, beating the world champions 16-9.

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And the Irish are favourites to retain their Six Nations crown this year, looking to send coach Joe Schmidt off on a high before he is replaced by Andy Farrell after September’s World Cup in Japan.

But will Eddie Jones’ visiting side spoil the party?

Fans in the UK can watch it live on ITV1 with the ITV Hub showing a live stream.

And you can follow all the drama as it unfolds at the Aviva Stadium with in-game updates, analysis and reaction, right here.

TEAMS

Ireland: 15 – Henshaw, 14 – Earls, 13 – Ringrose, 12 – Aki, 11 – Stockdale, 10- Sexton, 9 – Murray; 1 – Healy, 2- Best (capt), 3 – Furlong, 4 – Toner, 5 – Ryan, 6 – O’Mahony, 7 – Van der Flier, 8 – Standler.
Replacements: Cronin, Kilcoyne, Porter, O’Brien, Cooney, Carbery, Larmour, Roux.

England: 15 – Daly, 14 – May, 13 – Slade, 12 – Tuilagi, 11 – Nowell, 10 – Farrell (capt), 9 – Youngs; 1 – M Vunipola, 2 – George, 3 – Sinckler, 4 – Itoje, 5 – Kruis, 6 – Wilson, 7 – Curry, 8 – B Vunipola.
Replacements: Cowna-Dickie, Genge, Williams, Lawes, Hughes, Robsin, Ford, Ashton.

Dallaglio: Ireland must use Six Nations as World Cup springboard

Ireland begin their Grand Slam defence against England and Joe Schmidt’s side have been backed to use the Six Nations as a springboard to Rugby World Cup glory, writes Martyn Thomas.

The reigning champions have lost just once in their last 19 Test matches and will start the Aviva Stadium clash as slight favourites to retain their Championship crown.

England remain the only northern hemisphere team to lift the Webb Ellis Cup and their 2003 triumph was built on a Six Nations clean sweep.

Lawrence Dallaglio was a vital cog in that side and although he does not see Ireland going unbeaten this spring – such is the strength of their Six Nations rivals – he does see a resemblance between Schmidt’s side and Sir Clive Woodward’s World Cup winners.

“They’re very good, they’re very settled as well – that’s key,” Dallaglio said at the launch of the Guinness Clear campaign.

“There are a lot similarities with our England team in 2003 going into World Cup year. They’ve not lost for a long, long time.

“If everyone’s fit the team sort of picks itself, there’s one or two maybe hairline decisions on whether you go with one player or another. It’s more or less very settled, so that’s their strength.

“It’s now just about fine-tuning their game and moving forward towards what is going to be a real launch in terms of trying to win the World Cup.”

Read the story in full, HERE.

Paddy Power advert could backfire on Ireland, warns legend

World Cup winner Paul Grayson says the Irish have made a mistake by poking fun at England, writes Alex Spink.

Grayson was taken aback to see an advert by a ‘proud sponsor of Irish rugby’ apparently mocking English rugby’s fall from grace in the 2018 Six Nations.

“Now accepting trade-ins on broken chariots,” runs Volkswagen Ireland’s slogan above a moving image of the wheels falling off a chariot.

Another, by bookies Paddy Power, referred to the 800 years of English rule over Ireland — and the fact they have lost the last two meetings.

Grayson said: “The best teams are normally the quietest, which is why the VW ad for Ireland is a slightly interesting one.

“I saw it and thought ‘Oh, okay. That’s their first misstep, that is not like Ireland under Joe Schmidt’.

“People say gone are the days of putting a newspaper article on the walls of the changing room. But human nature is human nature. So maybe they have just poked the nest.”

Read the story in full, HERE

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