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O2 MatchDay Live: Ireland v England

O2 MatchDay Live: Ireland v England

The excitement is building ahead of Ireland’s crunch RBS 6 Nations clash with England at the Aviva Stadium. You can keep up-to-date with the match via our O2 MatchDay Live service right here on IrishRugby.ie.

O2 MatchDay Live is back on home soil today for the hugely-anticipated meeting of Ireland and Grand Slam hopefuls England.

Last night saw the England Women’s and Under-20 sides both complete Grand Slam campaigns in Ashbourne and Athlone respectively, so can Martin Johnson’s senior team make it a hat-trick of clean sweeps?

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Ireland only have pride and their placing in the final Championship standings to play for, but also foremost in the players’ minds will be getting their first Six Nations win at the Aviva Stadium.

France beat them at the redeveloped Lansdowne Road last month, so Brian O’Driscoll and his team-mates will want to banish memories of that defeat and last weekend’s disappointing result in Cardiff.

When Ireland and England met at Twickenham last year, Declan Kidney’s men had tries from Tommy Bowe (2) and Keith Earls on the way to a 27-12 victory.

At Croke Park in 2009, Brian O’Driscoll led by example as he touched down for a victorious Ireland side, with Ronan O’Gara kicking two penalties and O’Driscoll also dropping a goal. The 14-13 success was the third leg of a memorable Grand Slam run.

We will have live text commentary of Ireland’s final match in the 2011 Championship direct from the stadium. Ireland field a line-up which includes two changes – Andrew Trimble on the left wing and Jonathan Sexton at out-half.

Plug in the laptop or turn on the PC and enjoy a flavour of today’s match live on IrishRugby.ie with thanks to O2 – sponsors of MatchDay Live.

There will be full live text and score updates throughout the coverage as Ireland look to finish the Championship on a high in their last competitive game before the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

We provide links to the live radio commentary from RTE Radio 1, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC 5 Live, with coverage also available on RTE Two and BBC One Television.

Starting at 4.30pm with our pre-match build-up (the game kicks off at 5pm), you can feel part of the action on IrishRugby.ie with MatchDay Live.

Look out for the MatchDay Live button in the Ireland section or simply click on the link below:

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