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(M) England v Ireland in the Six Nations

🏉 England’s men take on Ireland at Twickenham Stadium in Round 4 of the 2022 Guinness Six Nations.  Latest ticket news below.

The countdown continues to the 2023 World Cup and England will be looking to lay down an early marker with success in the 2022 Six Nations after a poor performance in last year’s tournament.  Having begun as the defending champions Eddie Jones’ men won two and lost three matches to finish in fifth place.

A double-header of matches at Twickenham began with the Round 3 visit of Wales at the end of February.  Having led 12-0 at half-time England kept the scoreboard pressure on courtesy of Marcus Smith, who kicked 18 points in a Player of the Match performance.  Despite a late Wales fightback England won 23-19 to regain some momentum after their 20-17 defeat to Scotland in Round 2.

Ireland are the opponents this afternoon.  Andy Farrell’s men have gone from strength to strength since they beat England 32-18 in the final round of last year’s Six Nations, coming into this year’s tournament off the back of a historic performance against New Zealand last November.  The 29-20 victory was only the third time the Irish have beaten the All Blacks in 33 meetings and it extended their winning run to seven matches.  However after a comprehensive 29-7 victory over Wales in Round 1, Ireland came unstuck against a superb French side (losing 30-24 in Paris) before demolishing Italy 57-6 in Round 3.

Ireland and England are locked in second and third place with 11 and 10 points respectively, while France lead the way on 14 points.  However with Wales on the hunt for a Triple Crown and England due to go to Paris to face France in the final round of matches, there’s still all to play for as these two old rivals meet at the Home of England Rugby.

🏉 Kick-off is at 4.45pm.

🏉 England Six Nations XV for match v Ireland:

15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 8 caps)
14. Max Malins (Saracens, 13 caps)
13. Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 10 caps)
12. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 46 caps) (VC)
11. Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 37 caps)
10. Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 8 caps)
9. Harry Randall (Bristol Bears, 4 caps)
1. Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 34 caps)
2. Jamie George (Saracens, 64 caps) (VC)
3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 50 caps)
4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, 54 caps)
5. Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 29 caps)
6. Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 91 caps) (C)
7. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 39 caps) (VC)
8. Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 12 caps)

16. Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons, 5 caps)
17. Joe Marler (Harlequins, 77 caps)
18. Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 18 caps)
19. Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 69 caps)
20. Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 7 caps)
21. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 115 caps)
22. George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 79 caps)
23. Elliot Daly (Saracens, 55 caps)

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🚊🚗 Travel tips: Three train stations (Twickenham, Whitton and St Margaret’s) are all only a 10 minute walk from the stadium.  There is, alternatively, a shuttle bus from Richmond and Hounslow East stations.  Plan your trip at the Transport for London website.  Parking is very limited as the stadium is in a controlled parking zone.  Stadium parking can be purchased in advance through the stadium’s own website.

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