England vs Ireland result: Irish Grand Slam dream ends as hosts deliver dominant victory

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Elliot Daly touches down for England's second try against Ireland: EPA

Follow the latest updates live from Twickenham as England take on Ireland with their Six Nations championship hopes on the line.

Ireland arrive in London with two wins from two after seeing off Scotland and Wales, but face their toughest ask yet as they travel away from home for the first time to face an England side that got back to winning ways against Scotland last time out following the opening defeat against France – who are now favourites for the Six Nations title after their stunning win over Wales yesterday.

England boss Eddie Jones has made four personnel changes for the match, with Manu Tuilagi returning from injury and shifting Jonathan Joseph out to the wing for the first time as Elliot Daly moves to full-back, while Joe Marler, Courtney Lawes and Ben Youngs also return. Ireland meanwhile are forced into one change as Iain Henderson misses out following the birth of his son, with Devin Toner coming into the starting XV. Follow the live action below.

When is it?

England vs Ireland takes place on Sunday 23 February at Twickenham Stadium.

What time does it start?

The match kicks off at 3pm GMT.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on ITV from 2:10pm. Live coverage will also be shown online on the ITV Hub.

Highlights will be shown on BBC Two from 6pm.


England: Elliot Daly; Jonny May, Manu Tuilagi, Owen Farrell, Jonathan Joseph; George Ford, Ben Youngs; Joe Marler, Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler; Maro Itoje, George Kruis; Courtney Lawes, Sam Underhill, Tom Curry.

Replacements: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Ellis Genge, Will Stuart, Joe Launchbury, Charlie Ewels, Ben Earl, Willi Heinz, Henry Slade.

Ireland: Jordan Larmour; Andrew Conway, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Jacob Stockdale; Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray; Cian Healy, Rob Herring, Tadhg Furlong; Devin Toner, James Ryan; Peter O’Mahony, Josh van der Flier, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Ronan Kelleher, Dave Kilcoyne, Andrew Porter, Ultan Dillane, Caelan Doris, John Cooney, Ross Byrne, Keith Earls.


England to win: 4/9

Ireland to win: 5/2

Draw: 25/1


England 22-17 Ireland: There haven’t been many one-sided results so far this tournament and, with bad weather predicted once again this weekend, expect more of the same. The Twickenham factor should prove beneficial to England given what they did to Ireland here last August, and with Manu Tuilagi and Henry Slade back, the hosts seem to have a confidence about them this week that they have lacked this championship.