England tackle Six Nations champions Ireland in Dublin on Saturday in what’s each groups’ penultimate warm-up earlier than the Rugby World Cup begins subsequent month.
Owen Farrell was cleared this week to steer his nation each on this match and into the match, after his purple card picked up in opposition to Wales was unexpectedly overturned by a disciplinary listening to. The all-Australian judicial committee determined that his offence warranted a yellow card solely and mustn’t have been lifted to a purple by the Bunker assessment system throughout the sport.
For Ireland, Keith Earls is about to earn his one hundredth worldwide cap, changing into solely the ninth Irishman to have performed a century of Test matches.
“It would be a massive honour but also just a bit of relief because I was stuck on 98,” Earls mentioned this week having suffered with accidents and never performed for Ireland for greater than a yr. “I suppose in the last couple of years I was genuinely thinking every time I stepped on to the field it could be the last time. I’d be extremely proud and privileged to join a unique group.”
Ireland play Samoa whereas England play Fiji subsequent weekend, forward of the match in France.
When is Ireland vs England?
The match begins at 5.30pm in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.
How to observe on TV and on-line
Ireland vs England will probably be broadcast stay on Amazon Prime Video, and subscribers will be capable of stream the sport stay on the app and web site.
George Ford has the nod to start out whereas England await the complete end result of Owen Farrell’s purple card in opposition to Wales, with Steve Borthwick confirming Farrell “would otherwise have played”.
Courtney Lawes is captain, whereas Ellis Genge and David Ribbans each returning to the lineup. Borthwick retains an unchanged again row from the Wales sport, with centre Manu Tuilagi again too.
Ireland hand a primary begin to back-rower Cian Prendergast, in a XV which is all-change from the win over Italy not too long ago. However it’s a extra familiar-looking lineup to that which secured the Grand Slam for Ireland within the Six Nations win over England, with 11 starters in place right here.
Ireland: Keenan; Hansen, Ringrose, Aki, Lowe; Byrne, Gibson-Park; Porter, Sheehan, Furlong, Beirne, Ryan, O’Mahony, van der Flier, Prendergast.
Replacements: Herring, Loughman, Bealham, McCarthy, Doris, Murray, Crowley, Earls.
England: Steward; Watson, Marchant, Tuilagi, Daly; Ford, Youngs; Genge, George, Stuart, Itoje, Ribbans, Lawes, Earl, B Vunipola.
Replacements: Dan, Marler, Sinckler, Chessum, Willis, Care, Smith, Lawrence.
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