Ireland vs England rugby: Kick-off time, TV channel and live stream free for TODAY'S Six Nations game

ENGLAND draw the curtain on their Six Nations campaign with a father-son clash away to Ireland TODAY.

Captain Owen Farrell, rejuvenated after a brilliant performance against France, takes on dad Andy, who is Ireland head coach.


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Both sides have endured mixed Six Nations campaigns and no longer have any chance of winning the tournament.

England impressed as they downed an in-form French side but suffered a first home defeat to Scotland in 38 years and were hammered in Wales.

Meanwhile Ireland can look back fondly at a hard fought win away to the Scots but wonder what might have been after narrow defeats to the French and Welsh.

What time does Ireland vs England kick off?

  • Ireland vs England takes place TODAY.
  • The match kicks off at 4.45pm.
  • It will be played at the Aviva Stadium.
  • When the sides last met back in November, England ran out comfortable 18-7 Autumn Nations Cup winners at Twickenham.

What TV channel is Ireland vs England on and can I live stream it?

  • Ireland vs England is live on ITV1.
  • Coverage commences at 4pm – 45 minutes before kick-off.
  • To stream the game live, head to the ITV Hub.
  • Virgin One is the Six Nations broadcaster in Ireland.

Can I watch Ireland vs England for free?

  • Yes. ITV and ITV Hub are FREE for all UK viewers.

Team news

England have made just one change from the team that triumphed over France.

Elliot Daly, who was dropped at full-back for Max Malins last week, replaces the injured Henry Slade at outside centre.

Eddie Jones said of the change: "I know how much Elliot will be looking forward to playing 13.

"Obviously, it’s disappointing for Sladey who has been playing very well but I think Elliot comes in and will be looking to show what he can do from that position.

"He’s a powerful, quick athlete and will be looking to show that on Saturday.”


Latest odds

Ireland 13/10

Draw 25/1

England 4/6

*Odds from Ladbrokes correct as of Thursday, March 18

What they said

England head coach Eddie Jones: "I’ve never seen confidence walk through the door, so I don’t know what confidence is.

“Players might think differently, they might work a bit harder, they might work a little bit less.

“I don’t think there is any such thing as confidence, you either think rightly or you think wrongly, and the wrong time you start to listen to the poison that’s written in the media, that rat poison gets into players’ heads.

“We try to keep it out of their head.

"We try to spray all that rat poison that you try to put in and get it out of their head, so we are always working hard to keep it out of their heads. It keeps me busy, mate.”

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell called on his side to put in a performance for the retiring CJ Stander.

He commented: “If we need any more emotion to go into an England game, the last game of the competition, then we're in the wrong place anyway,” he said.

"What we do want to do is enjoy the week for CJ, with CJ and make sure we put in a performance that he's happy to sign off his Ireland career on.

"He's been fantastic, he's been himself. He's in a great mood. He is making sure that he's going to enjoy this week and we're all going to be with him on that."

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