What time is England v Ireland rugby today? Six Nations kick off time, TV channel, lineups, latest match odds

Rugby’s Greatest Championship returns this weekend and the action concludes with a massive encounter at Twickenham Stadium.

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The 2022 Six Nations Championship is back this weekend after the second and last of two bye-weeks and the final fixture of Round Four comes from London as England host Ireland.

It is set to be a crucial clash in deciding who will still have a chance of lifting the Championship trophy at the end of the tournament, with the winner keeping their hopes alive and the loser officially dropping out of contention.

Ireland are also still in with a chance of winning the Triple Crown trophy, but will need to win their next two games while England cannot claim that title as they lost to Scotland in week one.

Here is everything you need to know about how to watch the match, when and where it kicks off and how the teams will line-up:

England v Ireland Six Nations 2022 date and kick off time

Michael Lowry of Ireland scores his first try during the Six Nations Rugby match between Ireland and Italy at Aviva Stadium on February 27Michael Lowry of Ireland scores his first try during the Six Nations Rugby match between Ireland and Italy at Aviva Stadium on February 27
Michael Lowry of Ireland scores his first try during the Six Nations Rugby match between Ireland and Italy at Aviva Stadium on February 27

England v Ireland will be the third and final match of Round Four and will kick off at 16:45 UK time on Saturday, March 12.

Twickenham Stadium in London, which hosts all of England’s home rugby internationals, will be the venue for the fixture.

Ireland were 32-18 victors in last year’s Six Nations encounter in Dublin, while Eddie Jones’ side were 24-12 winners the last time the two played at Twickenham in 2020.

England v Ireland Six Nations 2022 team news

Both teams have already been named ahead of the match.

England make three changes to the team that beat Wales 23-19 in Round Three with Jamie George, Sam Simmonds and Joe Marchant replacing Luke Cowan-Dickie, Alex Dombrant and Elliot Daly.

Starting XV: Freddie Steward, Max Malins, Joe Marchant, Henry Slade, Jack Nowell, Marcus Smith, Harry Randall, Sam Simmonds, Tom Curry, Courtney Lawes (c), Charlie Ewels, Maro Itoje, Kyle Sinckler, Jamie George, Ellis Genge.

Replacements: Jamie Blamire, Joe Marler, Will Stuart, Joe Launchbury, Alex Dombrandt, Ben Youngs, George Ford, Elliot Daly.

Meanwhile, Ireland are unchanged from the side that beat Italy 57-6 in Dublin where they played most of the match against 13 men.

Starting XV: Hugo Keenan, Andrew Conway, Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki, James Lowe, Jonathan Sexton (c), Jamison Gibson-Park, Caelan Doris, Josh van der Flier, Peter O'Mahony, James Ryan, Tadhg Beirne, Tadhg Furlong, Dan Sheehanm, Cian Healy.

Replacements: Rob Herring, Dave Kilcoyne, Finlay Bealham, Iain Henderson, Jack Conan, Conor Murray, Joey Carbery, Robbie Henshaw.

What channel is England v Ireland on? How to watch Six Nations 2022 and live stream

UK Viewers can watch the game live on ITV from 16:15, which is 30 minutes before the match kicks off.

The match will also be streamed live on the ITV Player.

ITV have the rights to broadcast all of England’s home matches at the 2022 Six Nations.

England v Wales Six Nations 2022 - latest betting odds

The bookmakers see this match as being the tightest of the tournament so far and have Ireland as favourites by the narrowest of margins.

The visitors start at Twickenham at 5/6, while England are 11/10.

England’s Max Malins and James Lowe of Ireland are the joint favourites to score the first try of the match, and are both priced at 10/1.

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