Six Nations Tournament: Ireland in English venues

“Like a semi-final”: Losers in the top-notch clash between England and Ireland on Saturday (5.45 pm) will be able to sabotage their hopes of a final victory in the 2022 Six Nations tournament.

“Like a semi-final”: Losers in the top-notch clash between England and Ireland on Saturday (5.45 pm) will be able to sabotage their hopes of a final victory in the 2022 Six Nations tournament.

Launched in pursuit of the Blues, the last undefeated team and who face Wales on Friday, the Irish and English can no longer go wrong in the slightest.

XV de la Rose’s victory at Twickenham and the British against France’s XV, a week later, offered themselves a real final.

The Australia coach of the England team, Eddie Jones, talks to his players during training at Pennyhill Park in Bagshot, on the eve of a Six Nations tournament match against the country of Wales at Twickenham Stadium on February 25, 2022.

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“We look at this game against Ireland as a semi-final,” warned England coach Eddie Jones.

He said, “Ireland are the strongest team in the world right now and this weekend it will be a good test (…) I’m just worried that my team is playing well. will attack.” ,

Accustomed to verbal competitions, XV de la Rose’s Australian technician prefers to let the Irish wear cadre attire: “They are favourites. I went to the cafe yesterday and the waitress told me + This Irish team must be really good: their ex Players say they’ll win, former England internationals say they’ll win. How do you feel? + I’m like ‘I just want my coffee’,” Jones laughed.

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Nevertheless, after their initial loss against Scotland (20–17), Rose’s XV regained the spice by dominating Italy (33–0) and then Wales (23–19). A third consecutive win against Ireland, which they have not beaten at Twickenham since 2018, will give the English a good chance to spoil the French party at the Stade de France on March 19.

Scottish fullback Stuart Hogg cheers after scoring a goal against Italy during the Six Nations tournament at the Olympic Stadium in Rome on February 22, 2020

Scottish fullback Stuart Hogg cheers after scoring a goal against Italy during the Six Nations tournament at the Olympic Stadium in Rome on February 22, 2020

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In other meetings of the day, Scotland will try to forget their disappointment (36–17) against France against Italy in Rome. The Italian team has not won a single match in this competition since 2015.

France continued their way on Friday evening for a potential first Grand Slam since 2010 by winning 13-9 during a dangerous tour of defending champions Wales. transfer of power?

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