Ireland in action in the 6 Nations

The big crescendo

The big crescendo

Two of the world's top teams clash as the NatWest 6 Nations reaches its final weekend

England will be out for revenge when they host Ireland at Twickenham

England v Ireland, Saturday 17 March, 2.45pm, ITV/HD (CH 103/113)

Talk about saving the best for last. After four rounds of compelling action, this year’s NatWest 6 Nations is about to reach its gripping conclusion over one magical afternoon of rugby.

The action begins in Rome, where Italy will be hoping to spring a shock against Scotland, before all eyes move to Twickenham, where two of world’s rugby’s biggest hitters go head to head.

Following all the twists and turns of last weekend, we now know that Ireland are champions. But don't expect Joe Schmidt's side to rest on their laurels when they face England. The Grand Slam is still up for grabs – and what better place to secure it than at Twickenham?

 

Meanwhile, Eddie Jones' England will be desperate to end their campaign on a high after losing their last two matches. Damaging defeats to Scotland and France have raised question over the team's mettle, so now is the time for Dylan Hartley and co to answer their critics.
 

It really is a clash of the titans, and to make things even more exciting, it’s St Patrick’s Day and England will be going all out to avenge the 13-9 loss they suffered in Dublin on the final day of last year’s tournament – a result which saw them denied a Grand Slam.
 

Still got room for a dessert of free-flowing attacking rugby? Well, you’re in luck, because super Saturday’s final match sees Warren Gatland’s Wales host France for a battle that has high-scoring thriller written all over it.

 

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