quilter internationals

Rugby Union (M)

Quilter Internationals. England v Ireland

England take on Ireland at Twickenham Stadium in the Quilter Internationals as they put the final touches to their preparation for the 2019 Men’s Rugby World Cup this September.  Limited tickets are available.

The clock is ticking down to next month’s Rugby World Cup and this afternoon’s match against Ireland is the third of four warm-up fixtures for England before they head to Japan.

England started their August summer spell of matches with an impressive win over Wales at Twickenham, an experimental team ending a 14-match Welsh winning streak with a 33-19 victory.  However the tables were turned in Cardiff last weekend.  The hosts running out 13-6 winners with a George North try – smartly created by Wales fly-half Dan Bigger – proving the difference between the sides.

Ireland are the visitors to Twickenham this afternoon before England bring their Quilter Internationals to a close with a match against Italy at St James’ Park, Newcastle on 6th September.

The Irish got in the winning groove against Italy earlier this month albeit a 29-10 victory was overshadowed by injury to Joey Carbery who limped off early in the second half having orchestrated proceedings in the opening 40 minutes.  Ireland will hope they can put in a good performance against England without him given Carbery’s hopes of making the World Cup are under threat.

Can Red Roses (full England team now announced, see below) take the spoils on the road to Asia’s first global rugby gathering or will the team in green shirts take a morale-boosting scalp ahead of Japan?  All roads lead to Twickenham to find out.

Last meeting between England and Ireland.  Back in February in the Six Nations.  England travelled to Dublin and dished out a memorable 32-20 defeat to the Irish, the defending champions, that stunned the Aviva Stadium crowd.  Eddie Jones will be hoping his team can repeat the form that led to one of the best England performances since he took over.

Full England team for match v Ireland is below.

Kick-off for England v Ireland is at 3pm.

Limited tickets in advance are available via this ‘Twickets website‘ link.  Twickets is a fan-to-fan ticket resale platform where the price of tickets is never more than the original face value.

Tickets on the day subject to availability.  A sell-out is very likely.  Checking the England Rugby Twitter feed before travelling is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

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.  Park 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.

England team for today’s Quilter Internationals match v Ireland is as follows:-

Starting XV v Ireland
15 Elliot Daly (Saracens, 32 caps)
14 Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 6 caps)
13 Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 34 caps)
12 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 71 caps) C
11 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 45 caps)
10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 57 caps)
9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 87 caps)
1 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 60 caps)
2 Jamie George (Saracens, 38 caps)
3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 23 caps)
4 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 28 caps)
5 George Kruis (Saracens, 34 caps)
6 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 11 caps)
7 Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 9 caps)
8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 43 caps)

16 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 13 caps)
17 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 53 caps)
18 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 87 caps)
19 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 73 caps)
20 Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons/Sale Sharks, 13 caps)
21 Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby, 2 caps)
22 Piers Francis (Northampton Saints, 6 caps)
23 Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 42 caps)