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Ireland and England kick off their Six Nations campaign on Saturday in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.

Ireland won the Grand Slam in 2018 and will be looking to defend their title this year

Joe Schmidt’s side were an incredible force last year and will be looking to continue that form over the next six weeks and set themselves up for September’s World Cup.

Eddie Jones is at a crossroads with England and will face questions over his future if England don’t do well.

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Ireland vs England kick off time

Ireland host England at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin as the defending champions get their championship underywa for 2019.

The match gets underway at 4.45pm GMT on Saturday.

Ireland vs England TV channel

Ireland vs England is being shown live on ITV and ITV HD with Nick Mullins, Lawrence Dallaglio and Gordon D’Arcy are on commentary duty.

You can watch highlights on the BBC Sport website, and live coverage will be aired on the BBC 5 Live Radio station and Radio Ulster.

Ireland vs England team news

Ireland: 15-Robbie Henshaw, 14-Keith Earls, 13-Garry Ringrose, 12-Bundee Aki, 11-Jacob Stockdale, 10-Jonathan Sexton, 9-Conor Murray; 1-Cian Healy, 2-Rory Best (captain), 3-Tadhg Furlong, 4-Devin Toner, 5-James Ryan, 6-Peter O’Mahony, 7-Josh van der Flier, 8-CJ Stander

Replacements: 16-Sean Cronin, 17-Dave Kilcoyne, 18-Andrew Porter, 19-Quinn Roux, 20-Sean O’Brien, 21-John Cooney, 22-Joey Carbery, 23-Jordan Larmour

England: 15-Elliot Daly, 14-Jonny May, 13-Henry Slade, 12-Manu Tuilagi, 11-Jack Nowell, 10-Owen Farrell (captain), 9-Ben Youngs; 1-Mako Vunipola, 2-Jamie George, 3-Kyle Sinckler, 4-Maro Itoje, 5-George Kruis, 6-Mark Wilson, 7-Tom Curry, 8-Billy Vunipola

Replacements: 16-Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17-Ellis Genge, 18-Harry Williams, 19-Courtney Lawes, 20-Nathan Hughes, 21-Dan Robson, 22-George Ford, 23-Chris Ashton

Ireland vs England manager views

Joe Schmidt thinks we’re in for an exciting opening clash between the two heavyweights.

He said: “I think it’s going to be exhilarating, I think it’s going to be edge of the seat because I don’t think there’s a huge amount between the teams.

“I do think people are going to be entertained. And one of the great things about the Aviva Stadium is the entertainment is partially provided by those outside the pitch supporting the team in the manner that they do.

“We know we’re going to have a big crowd and that they are going to be incredibly supportive.”

Eddie Jones is adamant his side can upset the odds this year and says confidence is running high among the players.

He said: “It is well documented no-one thinks we can win but I can tell you everyone inside our camp believes we can win.

“Traditionally, England and Ireland games are always very close, they are tough affairs, there is a lot of emotion in the games so our ability to finish the game strongly is going to be vital.”



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