Ireland vs England 2021: how to watch Six Nations rugby match on TV, live stream, kick-off time, teams and latest odds

Tries from Anthony Watson and Maro Itoje helped England end France’s Grand Slam bid in Round Four of Six Nations 2021

England will be looking to end their Six Nations campaign on a high note when they come up against Ireland in each nation’s final fixture of the 2021 rugby championships.

Eddie Jones’s England have had an indifferent tournament to date with two defeats and two wins to their name - the second victory coming in the last round of games against favourites France.

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A win could see England leapfrog Ireland and temporarily climb up to second in the Six Nations standings, a position their opponents will be looking to maintain behind leaders Wales.

A late try from Maro Itoje helped England clinch victory last time out over France in the 2021 Six Nations at Twickenham. (Pic: Getty Images)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell, father of England captain Owen, guided his team to a closely fought win over Scotland at BT Murrayfield in Round Four of the Six Nations championships.

England got the upper hand over Ireland when the two nations last met in Six Nations action in February 2020 prior to the Covid outbreak and subsequent disruption to the tournament.

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When does Ireland vs England take place?

England’s final game of the Six Nations 2021 will take place on Saturday 20 March.

As it was initially scheduled to be the final round of games, all three fixtures will take place at structured times on the same day with Scotland vs Italy and France vs Wales also scheduled.

What time does Ireland vs England kick off?

The England vs Ireland rugby match will kick off at 4.45pm on 20 March.

It is the second of three matches being played on the final day of the 2021 Six Nations championships, with Scotland vs Italy kicking off at 2.15pm and Wales vs France at 8pm.

Where is Ireland vs England being played?

The fixture between Ireland and England will take place at the Aviva Stadium, in Dublin.

It will be the second time the multipurpose stadium, with a seated capacity of 51,700, will host a Six Nations match in 2021 after Ireland’s narrow defeat to France.

Scotland will host Italy at BT Murrayfield, in Edinburgh, and grand slam chasers Wales will visit the Stade de France, just outside of Paris, to take on Les Bleus.

What TV channel is Ireland vs England on?

The Six Nations rugby match between Ireland v England will be aired live on ITV.

All of the 2021 championships has been screened on terrestrial television, with coverage split between BBC and ITV over the five rounds of fixtures.

Scotland v Italy and France v Wales will be shown on the BBC.

What time does TV coverage of Ireland vs England start?

TV coverage of the Six Nations championship match between Ireland and England starts at 4pm - 45 minutes before kick off time - on 20 March 2021.

The BBC’s coverage is split from 1.45-4.30pm for Scotland vs Italy and 7.15-10.15pm for France vs Wales on the same day.

Who are the TV pundits for Ireland vs England?

England’s 2003 World Cup winners Jonny Wilkinson, Lawrence Dallaglio and Sir Clive Woodward have made up the pundit panel for ITV’s Six Nations coverage.

Anchored by presenter Mark Pougatch, the quartet have become a regular presence for viewers tuning into England rugby internationals during the Six Nations this year.

Former Ireland captains Brian O’Driscoll and Rory Best could offer balance, though ITV are yet to confirm its studio line up for the Ireland vs England match.

How can I live stream the Ireland vs England rugby match?

The Six Nations 2021 rugby match between England and Ireland will be available to watch through ITV’s online platform ITV Hub.

What are the latest odds on Ireland vs England?

England and Ireland have each won three of their last five internationals and the recent form of both nations is reflected in the online bookies’ odds ahead of their encounter.

As of 17 March, odds of an England win are being shown at 4/6 with SkyBet, WilliamHill, 888sport and BoyleSports, 8/13 with Bet365, BetFair, UniBet and BetFred.

Ireland’s chances range from 6/4 with Bet365 and BetFair, 7/5 with PaddyPower and MansionBet, and 11/8 with WilliamHill, BetVictor and BetFred.

The unlikely event of a draw is shown in a range of odds from 18/1 up to 25/1 with SBK, according to online betting comparison website oddschecker.com.

What is the England team vs Ireland?

Elliot Daly has replaced the injured Henry Slade for England’s trip to Ireland.

Starters 15. Max Malins (Bristol Bears, 7 caps) 14. Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 50 caps) 13. Elliot Daly (Saracens, 51 caps) 12. Owen Farrell (Saracens, 92 caps) (C) 11. Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 65 caps) 10. George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 76 caps) 9. Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 108 caps) 1. Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 66 caps) 2. Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 30 caps) 3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 43 caps) 4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, 47 caps) 5. Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 20 caps) 6. Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons, 22 caps) 7. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 32 caps) 8. Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 60 caps) Finishers 16. Jamie George (Saracens, 58 caps) 17. Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 27 caps) 18. Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 11 caps) 19. Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 8 caps) 20. Ben Earl (Bristol Bears, 12 caps) 21. Dan Robson (Wasps, 11 caps) 22. Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors, 5 caps) 23. Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 4 caps)