Is Ireland vs England on TV today? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Six Nations fixture

England travel to Ireland for the finale of this Six Nations 2021 campaign.

Eddie Jones’ side have endured an indifferent tournament, suffering a shock defeat by Scotland, recovering against England before being badly let down by ill-discipline against Grand Slam-chasing Wales. However, England will be reinvigorated by their last-gasp victory against France last time out, with Maro Itoje powering over the line with just three minutes to spare.

Ireland, meanwhile, fell to 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.

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.

“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,” he said. “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?

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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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