6 Nations Ireland v England; Daly & England to Edge Dublin Encounter by 5
Updated: 25th October 2021
Ireland v England
Kick off 4.45pm
Article by; Daniel Cullinane
6 Nations Ireland v England Preview
England will be desperate to finish the 2021 Six Nations on a high. The tournament didn’t start well for them with a loss at Twickenham to Scotland. They got back to winning ways against Italy, but it was a stuttering and far from convincing performance. A loss to Wales followed, with a couple of highly dubious Welsh tries. The referee later acknowledged that they should have been disallowed.
But even if the tries had been struck off, England would still have lost the match. Their discipline kept Wales in the game, and in the last twenty minutes Wales dominated England to seal a record win.
In the fourth round, England took on tournament favourites France. Eliot Daly paid the price for some average performances and took a seat on the bench. In his place, the exciting rookie Max Malins wore the No15 shirt. He had a mixed game but clearly has a big future in the England shirt. England were clinical.
Ireland have had a mixed tournament too. They lost to Wales in the first round, after going down to 14 men early in the match. They then lost out by a couple of points to France in Dublin. Like every other team they put a load of points on Italy to secure a win. They followed that win with another against Scotland. They made hard work of it, but the ever present Irish fly half Johnny Sexton kicked a penalty right at the death to win the game.
Like England, Ireland will want to round off this competition with a victory. The Irish have suffered some heavy defeats at the hands of the English in the last couple of years. A win this time around would go some way to adding gloss to a mostly disappointing tournament. Ireland’s performances have improved through the rounds and Johnny Sexton continues to be Ireland’s talisman.
Head coach Andy Farrell must surely be thinking it’s time to look at fly half alternatives. But this Saturday, Farrell will hope for a stellar performance from his veteran No 10.
6 Nations Ireland v England Who will Win?
England will go to Dublin in confident mood after their win against the French. Eliot Daly is back in the side, but this time he is picked at outside centre, his preferred position. For too long he has been shoehorned into the fullback role. By picking him in the centre, this could be a real game changer for England. They have a physical set of forwards and a rapid back line.
Ireland will have to be at their absolute best defensively, stay disciplined and take the points when they’re on offer. But I think it will be England’s day and they will win this match by 5 points.Get 6 Nations Betting Offers Here
6 Nations France v Wales; Les Blues to break Welsh resistance
France v Wales Paris Kick off 8pm Article by; Daniel Cullinane 6 Nations France v…
England v France Prediction & Preview 6 Nations; Les Blues by 5 Points
England v France Twickenham Saturday the 13th of March 1645 kick off Article by Daniel…
Wales v England Rugby Prediction & Game Preview for 6 Nations 2021
Wales v England Rugby Prediction & Preview 6 Nations 2021 Saturday the 27th of February 2021…
France v Scotland Rugby Prediction & Game Preview for 6 Nations 2021
France v Scotland Rugby Prediction & Preview 6 Nations 2021 Sunday 28th of February 2021…
Ireland Vs France Six Nations Preview & prediction – French to win by 10 +
Ireland Vs France Six Nations Dublin 14th of February 2021 Kick off 15:00 Article by…
Scotland Vs Wales Six Nations Preview & prediction – Scots to win by 7 +
Scotland Vs Wales Six Nations Murrayfield 13th of February 2021 Kick off 16:45 Article by…