Ireland vs England Preview & Prediction | 2023 Six Nations Championship
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When is Ireland vs England on and what time does it start? Ireland vs England will take place on Saturday 18th March, 2023 – 17:00 (UK)
Where is Ireland vs England taking place? Ireland vs England will take place at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland
Where can I get tickets for Ireland vs England? Ticket information for Ireland vs England can be found on each nation’s official website
What channel is Ireland vs England on in the UK? Television coverage is shared between BBC and ITV so it is worth checking their schedules for Ireland vs England
Where can I stream Ireland vs England in the UK? If televised live on BBC, Ireland vs England can be streamed live on iPlayer, while ITVX is the place to go if the match is on ITV
THE TEAM NEWS
- Ireland moved a step closer to landing a historic Six Nations Grand Slam after they proved to be too good for Scotland last week and now just need to defeat England on home soil.
- The Irish have now won their last 10 matches in what has been a brilliant run but have lost Garry Ringrose and Iain Henderson to injuries with Robbie Henshaw and Ryan Baird coming into the side while Jamison Gibson-Park replaces Conor Murray at scrum-half.
Starting XV: Keenan; Hansen, Henshaw, Aki, Lowe; Sexton, Gibson-Park; Porter, Sheehan, Furlong; Baird, Ryan; O'Mahony, van der Flier, Doris
Replacements: Herring, Healy, O'Toole, Treadwell, Conan, Murray, R. Byrne, O'Brien
- England were humiliated by France last week as they were given a huge reality check and things could worsen for them here as they take on Ireland in Dublin.
- Steve Borthwick’s side conceded 53 points in that mauling and that has resulted in some changes here with Henry Arundell set to earn his first start on the wing with Manu Tuilagi returning at inside centre and Owen Farrell replacing Marcus Smith at fly-half.
Starting XV: Steward; Watson, Slade, Tuilagi, Arundell; Farrell, Van Poortvliet; Genge, George, Sinckler, Itoje, Ribbans, Ludlam, Willis, Dombrandt
Replacements: Walker, M. Vunipola, Cole, Isiekwe, B. Curry, Mitchell, Smith, Marchant
Owen Farrell returns to the England starting XV and will be out to stop his father, Andy, from guiding Ireland to the Six Nations title. A win for Ireland would also secure the Grand Slam and based on their performances so far, they have to be fancied here. Combined with England’s dismantling at the hands of France last week, this could be a one-sided affair and Farrell Snr’s side can do what is needed to run out convincing winners here, covering the -14 handicap in the process.