England vs Ireland: Live stream, TV channel, Six Nations 2018

Results last weekend, when Ireland thrashed Scotland and England were abject in defeat to a rampant France, handed Joe Schmidt’s side the title with a game to spare, leaving Eddie Jones counting the cost of two consecutive defeats.

But Ireland, who stopped England winning the Grand Slam on the final day of the 2017 tournament, could have the tables turned on them at Twickenham this weekend if Jones can avoid a third straight loss.

But Ireland have not won a Grand Slam since 2009, when Ronan O’Gara dropped a goal in Cardiff with just two minutes left against Wales to win the final game and secure their first clean sweep for 61 years – so there will be little need for added motivation on St Patrick’s Day in London.

So here’s everything you need to know about the game.

England vs Ireland kickoff time and TV channel

England and Ireland will be the middle fixture of so-called “Super Saturday”, when all six teams play on one day for the only time in the tournament.

The game will kick off at 2.45pm and be live on ITV with coverage starting at 2.25pm.

England vs Ireland live stream

The Six Nations coverage for 2018 has been split between ITV and the BBC once again.

Since both channels are terrestrial and free-to-air, every game of the Six Nations will be shown live online for free.

To watch England vs Ireland online, viewers simply need to hold a valid TV licence and may be required to sign in to the ITV website to stream the match.

England team vs Ireland

Starting XV: Anthony Watson, Jonny May, Jonathan Joseph, Ben Te’o, Elliot Daly; Owen Farrell, Richard Wigglesworth; Mako Vunipola, Dylan Hartley, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Chris Robshaw, James Haskell, Sam Simmonds.

Replacements: Jamie George, Joe Marler, Dan Cole, Joe Launchbury, Don Armand, Danny Care, George Ford, Mike Brown.

Ireland team vs England

Starting XV: Rob Kearney, Keith Earls, Garry Ringrose, Bundes Aki, Jacob Stockdale; Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray; Cian Healy, Rory Best, Tadgh Furlong, James Ryan, Iain Henderson, Peter O’Mahony, Dan Leavy, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Sean Cronin, Jack McGrath, Andrew Porter, Devin Toner, Jordi Murphy, Kieran Marmion, Joey Carbery, Jordan Larmour.

England vs Ireland odds

Result: England evens, Ireland 11/10

Match handicap: England -0.5

First try-scorer: Jacob Stockade 15/2, Elliot Daly 9/1, Jonny May 9/1, Anthony Watson 10/1, Keith Earls 10/1, Jordan Larmour 10/1.

Italy vs Scotland live stream details, TV channel

Scotland will only think they’ve had a successful Six Nations if they beat Italy in Rome.

Despite a fantastic win against England in the Calcutta Cup they still lost to Ireland and Wales and manager Gregor Townsend has rung the changes.

And well he might. Scotland have not won an away match in the Six Nations for two years – since they last faced Italy at the Stadio Olimpico.

Whipping boys Italy make just one change.

Here’s all you need to know about the match…

What time is Italy vs Scotland?

The Italians take on Scotland at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome at 12.30pm on Saturday, March 15.

What TV channel is it on?

You can watch the match live on ITV with the programme starting at 12pm.

Or you can follow all the action on Mirror Online.

What is the team news?

Scotland make five changes after their defeat by Ireland, with winger Tommy Seymour and centre Nick Grigg included.

Italy : Minozzi, Benvenuti, Bisegni, Castello, Bellini, Allan, Violi; Lovotti, Ghiraldini, Ferrari, Zanni, Budd, Negri, Polledri, Parisse (capt).

Replacements: Fabiani, Quaglio, Pasquali, Steyn, Licata, Palazzani, Canna, Hayward.

Scotland: Hogg, Seymour, Jones, Grigg, Maitland, Russell, Laidlaw, Reid, Brown, Nel, Swinson, J Gray, Barclay (capt), Watson, Wilson.

Replacements : McInally, Bhatti, Fagerson, Gray, Denton, Price, Horne, Kinghorn.

France vs England Rugby | Six Nations 2018 – Live@stream

France vs England in the Six Nations 2018 is this Saturday (March 10) at the Stade de France, Paris – ie today.

What time is kick-off France vs England?

It’s a 4.45pm GMT start.

france vs england

What TV channel is England v France Live?

This match will be on BBC One.

What is the team news England?

Dylan Hartley has been ruled out of England’s match against France with a tight calf. Owen Farrell will captain the team in Hartley’s absence.

Hartley sustained the injury in training at the start of the week and has been forced to concede defeat in his race to be fit.

Farrell starts as England skipper for the first time. Mako Vunipola has been named vice-captain with Jamie George taking over at hooker.

Hartley has been ever-present under head coach Eddie Jones, starting all but one of his 26 Tests in charge and always acting as skipper.

In the most radical team selection of the Jones era, Mike Brown has been dropped at full-back in favour of Anthony Watson, who shifts across from the wing to create a vacancy that is filled by Elliot Daly.

The power of Ben Te’o is preferred at outside centre, resulting in Jonathan Joseph dropping to a much-changed bench.

Kyle Sinckler is back as tighthead prop cover – Harry Williams has been struggling with a neck problem – and is joined among the replacements by James Haskell and Sam Simmonds.


France have replaced Lionel Beauxis with the more experienced Francois Trinh-Duc.

The change at fly-half that sees the playmakers swap roles between the bench and starting XV is the only adjustment to the match-day 23 that beat Italy.

Giant Toulon centre Mathieu Bastareaud continues at outside centre in a team led by hooker Guilhem Guirado.

What are they saying?

Eddie Jones on making Owen Farrell captain…

“Owen will be very proud to be captain but at the same time he’s disappointed for Dylan to miss out through injury. He knows the position of captain carries a lot of responsibility.

“We need to make sure we have one strong voice among the forward leaders and Mako has been doing some great work behind the scenes. He will step up and take that on officially against France.”

Eddie Jones on losing to Scotland…

“Last night I woke up at 4am. I can’t sleep because it annoys me losing a game that we shouldn’t have lost.

“It is usually a thought in my head so I go into the office and start sending texts and emails to various staff members saying ‘what do you think of this?’ Some of them reply straight away.

“But I don’t have anxiety, I have thoughts about what we have got to fix and how we are going to fix it. If I had any anxiety I would be dead.

“You know when I die I have got anxiety. I am being serious. I have coached for 20 years. If I was anxious for 20 years I would be dead.”

What are the current standings?

Six Nations 2018

Team P W D L -/+ BP Pts
1 Ireland 3 3 0 0 49 2 14
2 England 3 2 0 1 25 1 9
3 Scotland 3 2 0 1 -9 0 8
4 Wales 3 1 0 2 11 2 6
5 France 3 1 0 2 9 2 6
6 Italy 3 0 0 3 -85 0 0

Ireland vs Scotland – Six Nations Rugby – Live@Stream

They face Gregor Townsend’s side, who shocked England last time out and could yet win the Six Nations trophy.

What time is kick-off Ireland vs Scotland?

The match kicks off at 2:15pm on Saturday 10th March at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

ireland vs scotland

Which TV channel is it on Scotland vs Ireland Live?

YOU can watch this match live on ITV, with coverage starting at 1.25pm.

Radio coverage will be live on BBC Radio 5 Live Extra from 2pm.

Alternatively, you can keep up-to-date with all the latest action on the SunSport LIVE blog.

What is the team news Six Nations Rugby?

There’s always a pivot in every Six Nations 2018. Scotland v Ireland moment that turns this simple competition between rugby countries towards sporting brilliance. In 2018, that moment came when Scotland beat England. With that result two weeks ago, all expectations go out the window.

For unbeaten Ireland, preparations for a winner-takes-all encounter against England on the final weekend of the championship must be put on hold. Ireland vs Scotland (kick-off 2.15pm) is now the potential tournament decider. The Scots have so far been unable to implement their tactics away from Murrayfield, their Edinburgh Castle, but there’s time and talent enough to make it happen.

2018 Six Nations: fixtures and TV Coverage

Wales v Scotland kicks off the 2018 edition of the Six Nations Championship and all matches will be shown live on either the BBC and ITV.

England, back-to-back winners, having lifted the trophy in 2016 and 2017, are looking to become the first nation to win the Six Nations three times in a row and begin the defence of their crown with a trip to Rome.

All matches will be played on either Saturday or Sunday, bar one. In Round Three, France host Italy in Marseille on Friday night.


Wales 34 Scotland 7…. Principality Stadium (Cardiff)…. Saturday, February 3…. 2.15pm GMT…. BBC

France 13 Ireland 15…. Stade de France (Paris)…. Saturday, February 3…. 4.45pm GMT…. BBC

Italy 15 England 46…. Stadio Olimpico (Rome)…. Sunday, February 4…. 3pm GMT…. ITV


Ireland 56 Italy 19…. Aviva Stadium (Dublin)…. Saturday, February 10…. 2.15pm GMT…. ITV

England 12 Wales 6…. Twickenham (London)…. Saturday, February 10…. 4.45pm GMT…. ITV

Scotland 32 France 26…. Murrayfield (Edinburgh)…. Sunday, February 11…. 3pm GMT…. BBC


France v Italy…. Orange Velodrome (Marseille)…. Friday, February 23…. 8pm GMT…. BBC

Ireland v Wales…. Aviva Stadium (Dublin)…. Saturday, February 24…. 2.15pm GMT…. ITV

Scotland v England…. Murrayfield (Edinburgh)…. Saturday, February 24…. 4.45pm GMT…. BBC


Ireland v Scotland…. Aviva Stadium (Dublin)…. Saturday, March 10…. 2.15pm GMT…. ITV

France v England…. Stade de France (Paris)…. Saturday, March 10…. 4.45pm GMT…. BBC

Wales v Italy…. Principality Stadium (Cardiff)…. Sunday, March 11…. 3pm GMT…. BBC


Italy v Scotland…. Stadio Olimpico (Rome)…. Saturday, March 17…. 12.30pm GMT…. ITV

England v Ireland…. Twickenham (London)…. Saturday, March 17…. 2.45pm GMT…. ITV

Wales v France…. Principality Stadium (Cardiff)…. Saturday, March 17…. 5pm GMT…. BBC

Six Nations 2018: fixtures, TV schedule

The Six Nations 2018 will once again see the England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales international rugby union teams take each other on over the course of five thrilling rugby-packed weekends of fixtures. This is an international competition that takes place annually, with each of the six sides playing each other once.


The 2018 fixture schedule for the NatWest 6 Nations begins on Saturday, 3rd February 2018 with Wales and Scotland getting the first match underway at Principality Stadium in Cardiff followed by France against Ireland in Paris at the Stade de France, then Italy v England on Sunday, 4th February 2018 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.


The competition runs until 17th March 2018 when all three fixtures of Round 5 take place on the same day known as ‘Super Saturday’ which starts with Italy v Scotland in Rome, followed by England v Ireland at Twickenham Stadium and culminating in Wales v France back in Cardiff where things kicked off.


Below are the fixtures, dates and UK kick off times of the NatWest 6 Nations for 2018.


Wales v Scotland: February 3, 2.15pm, Cardiff, BBC, S4C, FR2, TV3, DMAX, NBC

France v Ireland: February 3, 4.45pm, Paris, BBC, FR2, TV3, DMAX, NBC

Italy v England: February 4, 3pm, Rome, ITV, FR2, TV3, DMAX, NBC


Ireland v Italy: February 10, 2.15pm, Dublin, ITV, FR2, TV3, DMAX, NBC

England v Wales: February 10, 4:45pm, London, ITV, S4C, FR2, TV3, DMAX, NBC

Scotland v France: February 11, 3pm, Edinburgh, BBC, FR2, TV3, DMAX, NBC


Frances v Italy: February 23, 8pm, Marseille, BBC, FR2, TV3, DMAX, NBC

Ireland v Wales: February 24, 2.15pm, Dublin, ITV, S4C, FR2, TV3, DMAX, NBC

Scotland v England: February 24, 4.45pm, Edinburgh, BBC, FR2, TV3, DMAX, NBC


Ireland v Scotland: March 10, 2.15pm, Dublin, ITV, FR2, TV3, DMAX, NBC

France v England: March 10, 4:45pm, Paris, BBC, FR2, TV3, DMAX, NBC

Wales v Italy: March 11, 3pm, Cardiff, BBC, S4C, FR2, TV3, DMAX, NBC


Italy v Scotland: March 17, 12:30pm, Rome, ITV, FR2, TV3, DMAX, NBC

England v Ireland: March 17, 2:45pm, London, ITV, FR2, TV3, DMAX, NBC

Wales v France: March 17, 5pm, Cardiff, BBC, S4C, FR2, TV3, DMAX, NBC

Full 2018 fixture details including local and GMT kick off times.


The NatWest 6 Nations 2018 table and all historic six nations tables are available on our dedicated 6 nations tables page with detailed points breakdowns and league standings.


All of the fixtures in the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations will be available for you to watch live. Fans can catch the games on BBC and ITV, while every single Wales game will also be shown on S4C. FR2 will be broadcasting every game in France, TV3 has the same honour in Ireland while DMAX has the same privilege in Italy. In America, NBC will be broadcasting every game of the Championship

Further information on all televised matches including international broadcasts can be found on our live TV broadcast schedule.


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