“Like a semi-final”: The loser of the match between England and Ireland on Saturday (5.45pm) can give up hope of a final victory in the 2022 Six Nations tournament.
The Irish and English, who started following the Blues, the last unbeaten team to face Wales on Friday, can no longer afford the small error.
The victory over XV de la Ross and the English at Twickenham would promise a real final a week later, against XV in France.
“We see this game against Ireland as a semi-final,” England coach Eddie Jones warned.
“Ireland are the toughest team in the world right now, and this weekend it will be a good test (…) My concern is that my team is playing well. We’re ready, we will attack them,” he added. .
The Australian technician at XV de la Rose, accustomed to verbal competition, allowed the Irish to dress up as Cador: “They’re loved. How does that feel? + ‘It’s like I have enough of my coffee,’ ‘Jones laughed.
However, after the first defeat against Scotland (20-17), Italy (33-0) and Wales (23-19) dominated and XV of the Rose Masala regained control. The third consecutive win against Ireland, who have not beaten themselves at Twickenham since 2018, will give the English a good chance to destroy the French party at Stade de France on 19 March.
In other meetings today, Scotland will try to forget the disappointment against France against Italy in Rome (36-17). The Italian team has not won a match since 2015.
France continued their journey to the first possible Grand Slam since 2010 with a 13-9 victory over defending champions Wales on a dangerous journey on Friday evening. Power transfer?
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