TV3 Release Barnstorming Promo Ahead Of England Vs Ireland

Following successive away defeats to Scotland and France, England have been dethroned as champions, having won the previous two editions of the competition.

"That's the other thing, there 's not a game the following week to train, improve and review and so we have to go out and try to execute as this is our last game for a while together so we want to finish on a high".

"England are a quality side, anyone who disputes that, it's madness", said Best.

This would be a fitting occasion for the boys in green to win the Grand Slam and make this one of the most memorable St Patrick's Days on record. "If you look over the last couple of years under Eddie Jones, especially here, they have yet to lose here under him".

"We are still a good team", he said. This squad has gone through this Six Nations not getting too far ahead of ourselves, respecting each game as it has come and that's how and why we've got to this point.

England refused to give in, and they scored their second try of the match when George Ford fed Mike Brown and his brilliant off-load out of the back of one hand allowed Daly to score his second try of the match.

"We just had to make sure we made every moment count, every single moment, build the moments on top of each other and try to build as close to a flawless 80 minutes as we could because we knew the reward would be worth the massive effort required. Then get to Twickenham on Saturday and leave everything out there on the field". It's a squad game and everyone has made a contribution.

Schmidt's Ireland side denied England their own Grand Slam 12 months ago with a 13-9 win in Dublin on the tournament's final weekend.

Ireland's Garry Ringrose scores his side's first try at Twickenham Stadium.

With the clock deep in the red at the end of the first half of Ireland's Grand Slam decider in Twickenham, Stockdale gathered the ball out on the left wing.

Ireland capped a ideal Six Nations with their third ever Grand Slam as Jacob Stockdale marked a historic victory over England at Twickenham with a record-breaking try of his own.

The New Zealander admitted his preparations for the fixture had been fuelled as much by the fear of defeat as the prospect of following in the footsteps of Ireland's successes in 1948 and 2009. Since the Six Nations began in 2000 Ireland's rugby has been on an upward swing and since 2014, has seen even better days with New Zealander Joe Schmidt as head coach.

Thousands of Irish fans have been making the short trip to Twickenham in the hope of potentially seeing the Ireland claim only the third Grand Slam in our history.

  • Julie Sanders