England rugby union will host Ireland rugby union at the Twickenham stadium for a 2019 Rugby World Cup warm-up game on the 24th of August as both sides intensify their preparations for the upcoming tournament. Revenge will rank high minds of the Irishmen men as they look to win against a side that beat them in the opening weekend of the 2019 Six Nations Tournament in February.
England vs Ireland Rugby World Cup 2019 Warm-up Game Kickoff Time, Dates, Venue, What Channel Live Onlne is the Game
- What: England vs Ireland Rugby 2019 Live
- When: Saturday, 24th August
- Where: Nice
- Kickoff: 21:00 local, 19:00 GMT
- Television Match Official (TMO): TBC
- TV: BBC Sport, S4C, NBC Sports, DMAX
Most Recent Meeting
England were 32-20 bonus point victors over Ireland when these two sides last met at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin for a 2019 Six Nations match. Hosts Ireland, who also came into this game as Six Nations defending champions, were put to the sword by an enterprising English side that produced a very inspiring all-round performance. John May scored an early try for England in less than 2 minutes but Ireland responded via Healy 22 minutes later. England was back ahead within no time with an Elliot Daly try and Henry Slade added two 2nd half tries to give the visitors a crucial bonus-point victory.
Head to Head
Since first meeting in 1875, England and Ireland have played in 134 official rugby test matches with the Englishmen winning a dominant 77 and Ireland winning in 49 occasions. The remaining 8 matches have all ended in a tie. 66 of the 134 games have been in England in which the hosts won 44 and drew 4 times and Ireland winning the remaining 18 matches.
Billy Vunipola was superb in England’s warm-up game win against Wales. He completed the game with 9 successful tackles, a try, and 5 offloads accompanied with his tireless running and surely will cause a lot of problems for Ireland if he replicates that performance against Wales.
With Sexton out with a thumb strain and Carbery suffering an ankle injury in the warm-up game against Italy, Jack Carthy and Ross Byrne could be thrown into the fray as Schmidt looks to select a possible understudy for Sexton who is tipped to be fit before the Rugby WC. Whoever is selected between the duo to start this game will have a lot to prove as WC preparations intensify.
Since the beginning of 2019, England has played in 6 test matches winning 4, losing once and sharing the spoils in one occasion. The past three have been a win against Italy, a draw with Scotland, and a triumph over a strong Welsh side. On the other hand, Ireland has lost 2 and won 4 out of 6 matches that it took part in since the start of the year with the past three being a loss to Wales that is sandwiched by wins against France and Italy on either side of the loss. Worth noting is that Ireland’s most recent visit to the Twickenham ended in victory and 6 of the past clashes between these two teams have ended with 3 wins apiece. However, England have won 7 of the past 10 matches against Ireland. England have averaged 19.4 points against Ireland in the past 6 matches while Ireland have averaged 16.5 points against england in the past six.
Prediction: A close England Win
(England 20-17 Ireland)