Beating England perhaps unlikely, but Ireland might settle for emerging unscathed

It may be only a warm-up, but it’s still England v Ireland, and that’s a red-hot prospect

Ireland Rugby Captain’s Run at Twickenham Stadium on Friday. ‘We’ll be hoping to get out of the game free of injury and I know that Eddie [Jones] will be hoping the same thing with the English lads,’ said head coach Joe Schmidt. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland Rugby Captain’s Run at Twickenham Stadium on Friday. ‘We’ll be hoping to get out of the game free of injury and I know that Eddie [Jones] will be hoping the same thing with the English lads,’ said head coach Joe Schmidt. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

World Cup warm-up: England v Ireland

Kick-off: Saturday, 3pm. Venue: Twickenham. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin from 2.30pm. On TV: Live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action.

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