Seán O’Brien meets some happy fans at the Ireland rugby squad’s open training session in Belfast. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Injury victims Jamie Heaslip, Seán O’Brien and Jared Payne all take part in intense Belfast work-out

Ireland’s win takes on greater significance given the World Cup context. A defeat would have been their fifth in a row against England, who are potential semi-final opponents. Photograph: Inpho

Victory over old foe eighth in a row at home venue for rapidly improving Ireland outfit

Paul O’Connell takes a lineout during Ireland’s win over England. The match clock appeared to stop accidentally after Ireland’s try. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

More than two extra minutes may have been played by the TMO at the Aviva Stadium

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell, playing his 99th international,  blocks down Ben Youngs of England. Photo: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

Joe Schmidt’s side show superiority with a ferocious display for 10th straight win

Robbie Henshaw beats Alex Goode to the ball and crowns a man-of-the-match performance with Ireland’s and the game’s only try at the Aviva yesterday: Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Robbie Henshaw has immense game with try to crown man-of-the-match performance

On your marks: Paul O’Connell will captain Ireland in their decisive tie against England in the Six Nations. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Gerry Thornley says visitors will be more creative but home advantage favours Ireland

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt says he expects support against England to be close to level of New Zealand match in 2013. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Ireland coach played down talk of one-dimensionsal gameplan

Putting it on the line: Ireland’s Keith Wood powers over for a  try against England in their 2001 Six Nations match. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Six Nations clashes with the ‘auld enemy’ are always epic battles where winner takes all

 Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt talks to his team before the Six Nations game against France. The only change to the side that won that game is  because of injury. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Irish changes set to be minimal while Jack Nowell and Alex Goode to come into England back three

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