Ireland vs England LIVE: Latest team news, score and updates from Six Nations fixture today


England and Ireland are looking to close their 2021 Six Nations campaigns with a win at the Aviva Stadium. Both teams picked up wins last time out over France and Scotland respectively, and they have identical records coming into their clash on ‘Super Saturday’ – two wins and two losses each, although Ireland have an additional bonus point to their tally.

The two rivals faced each other back in the Autumn Nations Cup, with England coming away 18-7 victors following a sensational try by Jonny May. England will be without Henry Slade for the Six Nations climax due to a calf injury, so Elliot Daly will start at outside centre. His recall to the starting XV is the only change to the team that banished French hopes of a Grand Slam at Twickenham last Saturday.

Ireland star CJ Stander surprisingly announced his retirement at the end of this campaign, so the match against England will be his last appearance in the green of his country. The 30-year-old back-rower could play his last rugby later this year with the Lions, if he is selected. Ulster wing Jacob Stockdale has been picked ahead of James Lowe while Bundee Aki will replace injured centre Garry Ringrose. It will be the duo’s first appearance of the Six Nations as head coach Andy Farrell re-shapes his squad for their final match of the tournament. Follow all the action below after the conclusion of Scotland vs Italy.

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  • Catch up with Scotland vs Italy
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70 MIN: SCOTLAND 52-10 ITALY

Scotland try!

What a score! End to end stuff here as Italy looked to score and Scotland’s Price intercepts.

He gets the ball away to Van der Merwe who scores. Hogg’s conversion is good.

70 MIN: SCOTLAND 45-10 ITALY

Italy subs:

OFF: Bigi, Fischetti, Varney

ON: Lovotti, Lucchesi, Violi

69 MIN: SCOTLAND 45-10 ITALY

Ritchie comes in at the side and Italy fire the ball into the 22.

68 MIN: SCOTLAND 45-10 ITALY

Varney gets the ball away from the scrum to send Italy into attack.

They haven’t scored a point in this second half

67 MIN: SCOTLAND 45-10 ITALY

Scotland are straight back to attacking now but they knock-on.

Italy scrum

65 MIN: SCOTLAND 45-10 ITALY

Scotland subs

OFF: Johnson and Watson

ON: Haining and Harris

65 MIN: SCOTLAND 45-10 ITALY

Scotland try!

Sam Johnson makes a huge effort to dot down and shakes off Bigi after the Italian captain made a good tackle.

Conversion is good from Hogg

64 MIN: SCOTLAND 38-10 ITALY

The scrum is good this time and Scotland win the ball back.

They take the penalty quickly and go through the phases

63 MIN: SCOTLAND 38-10 ITALY

Italy scrum sees both sides collapse, they reset to go again

62 MIN: SCOTLAND 38-10 ITALY

Scotland looked as though they had scored through Duhan van der Merwe.

Hogg passed a sensational ball to the wing but Italy hold him up. Referee Gauzere adds Scotland knocked on in earlier phases

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