ENGLAND take on Ireland in their second Autumn Nations Cup outing.
Eddie Jones side obliterated lowly Georgia 40-0 last week in their competition opener, barely breaking a sweat throughout to record their first victory of the group stages.PA:Press AssociationEngland put Georgia to the sword last weekend with six tries[/caption] EPATwickenham will play host to the clash between England and Ireland[/caption]
But up next are rivals Ireland, who beat Wales rather handily in their first game with a 32-9 victory.
Both England and Ireland will want to keep up the winning streak and go into this game with their confidence sky high. But only one side will come out on top.
What time is kick-off?England vs Ireland will get underway at 3pm UK time on Saturday, November 21. The game will take place at Twickenham, where the home side thrashed Georgia. There will be no fans in attendance. ReutersIreland beat Wales 32-9 in their first Autumn Nations Cup game[/caption]
What channel is it and can it be streamed?England vs Ireland will be shown live on Channel 4, FREE for all viewers to watch. However, there’s also the option to watch the game on Amazon Prime Video, though you’ll need to sign up to their 30-day free trial HERE to watch. The event can be streamed from the 4 On Demand app, as well as the Amazon Prime Video app, both of which you can download onto your tablet or smartphone.
What is the team news?
Owen Farrell keeps the No10 shirt for the match, with George Ford starting on the bench for the Red Rose.
Both Tom Curry and Sam Underhill return after missing the win over Georgia.
For Ireland, Johnny Sexton is out through injury and is replaced by Jonny Byrne.
While in another of four changes from the win over Wales, Bundee Aki returns to the fold.
England starting XV: Daly; Joseph, Lawrence, Slade, May; Farrell (capt), Youngs; M Vunipola, George, Sinckler; Itoje, Launchbury; Curry, Underhill, B Vunipola.
Replacements: Dunn, Genge, Stuart, Hill, Earl, Robson, Ford, Malins.
Ireland starting XV: Keenan; Earls, Farrell, Aki, Lowe; R Byrne, Gibson-Park; Healy, Kelleher, Porter; Roux, Ryan (capt); Stander, O’Mahony, Doris.
Replacements: Herring, E Byrne, Bealham, Henderson, Connors, Murray, B Burns, Stockdale.
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What Eddie Jones has said
He told the media on Friday: “[Ireland is] a massive step-up. You’ve just got to look at the world rankings.
It’s like going from playing [Kei] Nishikori to [Novak] Djokovic.
“Our difficulty is that we’ve played two tier two countries and we’re going to play against a team who have had a great preparation against Wales and France.
“[Ireland] are a tough, physical team, they’ve been at the top of world rugby for the last four or five years, in the top four or five teams.
“Obviously they’ve had some great European success and had a change of coach after the World Cup and Andy has made their attack a little bit unpredictable.
“They present a massive physical challenge and a good tactical challenge.”