Game preview – Ireland v England

Ireland host England in Round 5 of 2021 Six Nations at Aviva Stadium on Saturday (4.45pm); talking points include the fragility of the campaign coming down to this test, the siege mind of Eddie Jones, Elliot Daly playing in the middle, the British and Irish Lions hearings and the final CJ ​​Stander Test

Last updated: 19/03/21 3:15 pm


British and Irish Lions hopes Johnny Sexton and George Ford will go against this weekend

Pride and Lions places are in action as Ireland and England fight at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin to bring down the 2021 Six Nations campaigns …

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Among the understandable stimuli of England’s successful victory over France – the best performance and result from the 2019 World Cup – is the fact that if they lose to Ireland they will equal the best achievements. worse performance by the Six Nations in 2005, 2006 and 2018.

A win against France gave them confidence, but they will lose to Ireland and England will equal the worst competition ever.

A win against France gave them confidence, but they will lose to Ireland and England will equal the worst competition ever.

As ever in the Championship, the stills are high – the fifth win after Ireland would put the team away from a difficult time while the event would invite renewed pressure on Eddie Jones.

On the available evidence against France, mojo is back in England and should have their edge over Andy Farrell ‘s inconsistent costs.

Jones siege mind

Even with the title out of reach, England appear to have been duly motivated for the top spot in the competition by the critics in the crosshairs.

Eddie Jones has set in motion a siege for his team in England to perform well at the weekend

Eddie Jones has set up a siege minded for his team in England to perform well at the weekend

Jones has been battling the “rat poison” written about his players – he was asked about Elliot Daly’s confidence, but the response suggests there were a number of scores to be settled – while prop Ellis Genge is clearly still plagued by the attack to beat Wales in round three.

It’s a siege psychology with a vulnerable Irish side in the firing line.

Daly the center of attention

It has been an exciting Six Nations for Daly, who was sent off as a full-back first-choice by Max Malins after a shock trip to Cardiff where he won his 50th cap.

Elliot Daly is back into the England XV, starting at 13 in Test for the second time and the first time in five years

Elliot Daly is back into the England XV, starting at 13 in Test for the second time and the first time in five years

Two weeks later and his blistering cameo on the bench saw one of England’s most natural players close to his best and now he’s getting himself back to the starting XV in the bench. the so-called out-of-center situation after Henry Slade kept a calf. injured.

Daly is too good not to get involved and at Aviva Stadium he has the platform to prove that his recent recession is over.

British and Irish Lions Hearings

As well as fighting for bragging rights, Ireland captain Johnny Sexton knows that an important sub-plot will appear in Dublin.

With the Lions series against South Africa set to hold in the summer, Sexton believes it will be “a big game in the decision – making process” as Warren Gatland concludes the selection.

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton is well aware that the selection of the British and Irish Lions takes place in Dublin on Saturday.

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton is well aware that the selection of the British and Irish Lions takes place in Dublin on Saturday.

The Welsh Grand Slam parade has put their players in the driving seat, leaving their rivals from Ireland and England to use the class on Saturday as a last-ditch effort to persuade Gatland that they should get involved.

There are a number of interesting duels in store, none more than the Sexton half-time shoot with George Ford.

Farewell to CJ Stander

In an unannounced call, CJ Stander is making his final appearance for Ireland after announcing his retirement at the end of the season.

Ireland No 8 CJ Stander unexpectedly leaves the scene of the Test this weekend, despite being 30 and at the prime minister

Ireland No 8 CJ Stander unexpectedly leaves the scene of the Test this weekend, despite being 30 and at the prime minister

Munster No 8 turns just 31 next month and he still has a lot to offer at the highest level, but his decision is based on an understanding of the sacrifices his family made while he planning to return to native South Africa.

A rough back row carrying a ball that has led Ireland over the win year after year leaves the game at the top and will be a huge loss.

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