Published: Sat, March 17, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

NBC to Air Ireland vs. England Rugby Match March 17

NBC to Air Ireland vs. England Rugby Match March 17

The second row switch was the only adjustment made by coach Joe Schmidt to the starting XV that beat Scotland 28-8 to secure Ireland's third Six Nations title in five years.

"Looking back on previous year and losing in Ireland, that will be an incentive to push on this weekend", Exeter number eight Simmonds told British media of the 13-9 loss in Dublin.

"I don't know, we all say things behind closed doors".

Explaining the most radical surgery he has applied for a tournament encounter, Jones said: "We felt we needed to make some changes, we need to get on the front foot".

Ireland head coach Schmidt claimed Jones' words will have no bearing on the showdown at Twickenham, where Ireland will attempt to put the icing on the cake after being crowned champions last weekend. "There's been a very similar routine to our week", he said.

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"The mood is good, there is a sense of excitement and a sense of nervousness". The magnitude of what it will take to get us over the line is very much uppermost in the thinking.

England have lost three of their last five games in the competition, stretching back to the final game of last season, after defeats in Scotland and France over the last month.

The annual Six Nations Championship consists of 15 matches played in a round-robin format between England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.

And he said that preparation has been easy this week admitting that he does not care if it is a bad spectacle - so long as Ireland win.

Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton continue their rock-solid partnership at half-back, while the same applies to Bundee Aki and Garry Ringrose in the centre.

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We know it's an area we have to improve in. "It's about the way we carry the ball and our speed to the breakdown". There have been big lessons for us to take and we have to make sure that we learn them quickly.


Anthony Watson retains his place at full-back with Mike Brown confined to the bench for another week.

Jones made a decision to perform major surgery to his team following England's 22-16 loss to France in Paris last weekend - a defeat that ended their hopes of a third successive Six Nations title under the Australian coach.

Kieran Marmion, Joey Carbery and Jordan Larmour cover the backs.

Peter O'Mahony, Rob Kearney and Cian Healy have shaken off slight injuries to keep their place in the side.

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