Join us for live text commentary of Ireland's mouth-watering RBS 6 Nations clash with England at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 3pm), as the defending champions chase their third win of the current campaign.
The compliments have been coming back and forth across the Irish Sea this week. But all that will stop come 3pm this afternoon as Ireland and England knuckle down for their eagerly-awaited RBS 6 Nations showdown.
Ireland captain Paul O'Connell insists that beating England at the Aviva Stadium would rank up with the biggest scalps of the Joe Schmidt era. The 13-10 loss at Twickenham a year ago remains the only RBS 6 Nations defeat for Schmidt's men to date.
Head coaches Joe Schmidt and Stuart Lancaster are both anticipating a 'tight game' of 'fine margins' when Ireland and England meet in Sunday's RBS 6 Nations top of the table clash at the Aviva Stadium.
Looking forward to facing England on Sunday, Ireland winger Tommy Bowe said: "We've trained very well this week, we're really excited about the game. It's about going out there and doing whatever we can to get ourselves that win."
Second row Devin Toner previews Ireland's crunch RBS 6 Nations clash with England, saying: "It's a pretty formidable English pack. Attwood and Kruis have played fantastically well. They're well drilled and focused and their scrum and lineout are very good."