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."
The Irish Rugby Football Union today urged fans not to buy tickets from unofficial sources for the sold-out Ireland v England match this weekend after a number of people contacted the Union to report losing money after attempting to buy tickets advertised on well-known websites.
Looking forward to facing England this weekend, Ireland back rower Sean O'Brien said: "It's obviously exciting, but it's one game at a time. I don't think there's any more pressure on us than in the first two games. That's the way you have to look at it."
There are three huge RBS 6 Nations clashes for Ireland teams against England this weekend, with the Under-20s and Women's side first up on Friday night before the sold-out headline act at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Ireland team manager Michael Kearney has said that number 8 Jamie Heaslip's return date from injury is still uncertain. Heaslip, an absentee for this Sunday's RBS 6 Nations clash with England, broke three vertebrae in his back during the win over France.
For many, the Ireland v Scotland 2000 Six Nations game marked a turning point in modern Irish rugby. An upturn in our international fortunes, and it will always hold a special resonance. A first win over Scotland since 1988 and five new caps making their mark in memorable fashion.