We have the prospect of the game’s two best teams, with the two most rabid, noisiest fan-bases, under lights, with it all on the line.

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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

It’s funny how a newly opened or even a refurbished ground takes a while to assume a character of its own. The stands having barely been opened by a c(...)