Ireland v England: Bank of Ireland Nations Series preview

Ireland v England: Bank of Ireland Nations Series preview

The Bank of Ireland Nations Series returns this weekend with Ireland v England in the Aviva Stadium.

The test will give Ireland head coach Andy Farrell ample chance to see who really wants a starting spot and place in Ireland's final squad for the World Cup in September.

Here's a full preview of the game to come this Saturday.

Ireland vs England takes place this weekend. (Photo By Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

When is it on?

Saturday, August 19

What time is it on?

Kick Off: 5.30pm

What TV station is it on?

Live on Amazon Prime (UK) and RTE (ROI)

Where is it on?

Aviva Stadium, Dublin

What time does coverage start?


Can I listen to it on the radio?

You can catch updates here

Are there tickets still available

Tickets are on sale from – click here to buy

What are the odds

Odds can be found here

Referee and match officials

Paul Williams (New Zealand)

How many times have the sides played each other

To date, Ireland and England have played each other on 140 occasions since their first meeting in 1875.

What is the head 2 head record 

England have won 80 of those matches, whilst Ireland have won 52 matches. There have also been eight drawn matches between the two nations.

What happened the last time the sides played

Six Nations 2023:  Ireland claimed a fourth Grand Slam with a hard fought 29-16 victory over 14-man England in Dublin.

Squads and scorers that day

Hugo Keenan; Mack Hansen, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, James Lowe; Johnny Sexton (captain), Jamison Gibson-Park; Andrew Porter, Dan Sheehan, Tadhg Furlong, Ryan Baird, James Ryan, Peter O’Mahony, Josh van der Flier, Caelan Doris.

Replacements: Ronan Kelleher, Cian Healy, Tom O’Toole, Kieran Treadwell, Jack Conan, Conor Murray, Ross Byrne, Jimmy O’Brien.


England (6) 16
Try: George (73')
Conversion: Farrell (73')
Penalty: Farrell (8', 15', 51')
Red Card: Steward (41')


Ireland (10) 29
Try: Sheehan (33', 68'), Henshaw (62'), Herring (77')
Conversion: Sexton (35', 63', 70')
Penalty: Sexton (19')

Ireland's team for the game.

Ireland's team to face England

Fullback 15.  Hugo Keenan

Winger 14.  Mack Hansen

Centres. 13. Garry Ringrose 12. Bundee Aki

Winger 11. James Lowe

Outhalf 10 Ross Byrne Scrumhalf 9. Jamison Gibson-Park

Front row 1.  Andrew Porter 2. Dan Sheehan3. Tadhg Furlong

Second row 4 Tadhg Beirne 5. ames Ryan

Back row 6. Peter O’Mahony 7. Josh van der Flier 8. Cian Prendergast

Replacements: 16. Rob Herring, 17. Jeremy Loughman, 18. Finlay Bealham, 19. Joe McCarthy, 20. Caelan Doris, 21. Conor Murray, 22. Jack Crowley, 23. Keith Earls

What has Andy Farrell has said

"No excuses, it’s a Test match at home against England - and a special one at that being Keith Earls’ 100th game," he stressed.

"It’s an occasion where we want to be at our best."


Updates can be found here