Ireland v England, Rugby World Cup 2023 warm-up: When is it and how to watch on TV

Ireland v England, Rugby World Cup 2023 warm-up: When is it and how to watch on TV

Preparations for the Rugby World Cup are underway, with England currently getting up to speed at a training camp in Verona, Italy.

Steve Borthwick’s men will kick off their campaign against Argentina in Pool D on September 9. But ahead of the opening game, they will step preparations up a gear with four warm-up matches this august, the third of which is against Ireland.

The clash will provide England with their biggest test to date. Last time these two sides met, Andy Farrell’s men lived up to their world-number-one ranking to secure a 26-19 victory in Dublin along with their first Six Nations Grand Slam.

Although Borthwick will have already selected his 33-man squad to travel to France, the fixture will give the England coach a chance to finalise his starting XV.

When is it?

England face Ireland, in the third of their four World Cup warm-up matches, on Aug 19 at 5.3srcpm (BST).

Where is the match being played?

Ireland will host England at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. The national stadium has become something of a fortress in recent times, and Andy Farrell’s men have not lost a game at home in over two years. 

What other warm-up matches are England playing?

  • England vs Wales, Principality Stadium, Saturday, Aug 5, 5.3srcpm
  • England vs Wales, Twickenham, Saturday, Aug 12, 5.3srcpm
  • England vs Ireland, Aviva Stadium, Saturday, Aug 19, 5.3srcpm
  • England vs Fiji, Twickenham, Saturday, Aug 26, 3.15pm

How to watch on TV

England’s World Cup warm-up fixtures will be exclusively broadcast in the UK on Amazon Prime.

Amazon Prime Video membership starts at £5.99 a month. Alternatively, the streaming platform offers a free 3src-day trial of its full £8.99 a month package, which comes with other benefits including free Amazon delivery. This can be cancelled at any time.

The squads

Ireland squad

Ulster hooker Tom Stewart was one of four uncapped players in Ireland’s 42-man

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