Ireland vs England live stream: How to watch Six Nations fixture online and on TV

Ireland host England as the two sides bring their disappointing Six Nations 2021 campaigns to a close.

Ireland suffered back-to-back defeats in their opening games, first against Wales and then France, in a torrid start to their tournament. They did successfully bounce back, though, with a crushing victory over Italy before a nail-biting 27-24 win against Scotland last time out.

England, meanwhile, are reinvigorated after Maro Itoje’s last-gasp try sealed victory against France. That win relieved much of the angst provoked by Eddie Jones’s side’s opening weekend defeat by Scotland and an ill-disciplined loss at the hands of Grand Slam-chasing Wales.

While second place could still potentially be up for grabs, this match will also act as a final audition for Lions places this summer, with Johnny Sexton claiming victory will see more Irish and than English players included in the touring squad.

“Like the Scotland game was, like the Welsh game was – those games against the home nations, the guys you are competing against,” he said. “Wales, if they go and win a Grand Slam, they will have the majority of guys on tour and whoever finishes second will get the next most, that’s generally what it’s been, historically that has been the case.

“It’s a big game but, like I said before the last game, if there was no Lions tour this year, all the motivation is the exact same; you are playing for your country, you are playing against England.

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“You are incredibly motivated to represent the jersey properly and to represent the people and everyone involved with it. Nothing changes that much but, in the back of your mind, it’s a big game in that regard (Lions places) as well.”

Here is everything you need to know:

When is it and what time is kick-off?

The match will begin at 4.45pm on Saturday 20 March.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The match will be broadcast live on ITV 1 and the ITV Hub.

What are the teams?

Ireland: Keenan; Earls, Henshaw, Aki, Stockdale; Sexton (capt), Murray; Kilcoyne, Herring, Furlong, Henderson, Beirne, Stander, Van der Flier, Conan.

Replacements: Kelleher, Healy, Porter, Baird, O’Mahony, Gibson-Park, Burns, Larmour.

England: Malins; Watson, Daly, Farrell (capt), May; Ford, Youngs; M Vunipola, Cowan-Dickie, Sinckler, Itoje, Ewels, Wilson, Curry, B Vunipola.

Replacements: George, Genge, Stuart, Hill, Earl, Robson, Lawrence, Marchant.

What are the odds?

Ireland – 11/8

England – 4/6

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