Ireland will begin their Six Nations 2019 title defence with a clash against England at Aviva Stadium in Dublin on 2nd February. Here is everything you need to know about the high profile encounter.
With handful of games left before the World Cup, the two teams have everything to test out and Eddie Jones' men will have a point to prove against the World number two ranked side after a disappointing last edition where they finished fifth.
Joe Schmidt's side will be brimming with confidence after a terrific 2018 where they went on to win Grand Slam in the Six Nations and followed it with a series win in Australia. They also had a terrific run in the autumn internationals where they went on to beat All Blacks for the second time while England recovered from a slump in form in the November series where they went on win against South Africa, Japan and Australia and narrowly lost to New Zealand by one point.
Date and Time: 2nd February, 4.45pm (GMT)
Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Broadcasters: ITV Sport, France2HD, Virgin Media, DMax, NBC Sports
Head to Head Record: The two teams have competed in 133 Tests with England having upper hand with 76 wins while Ireland emerged victorious 49 times. The two sides also had eight draws between them, and here's a look at the latest rugby betting odds.
Their last meeting: The last time these two teams met was during the Six Nations tournament in 2018 at Twickenham Stadium when Ireland riding on tries from Garry Ringrose, CJ Stander and Jacob Stockdale went on to complete a 15-24 win to clinch the Grand Slam.
Forwards: Rory Best, Sean Cronin, Niall Scannell. Tadhg Furlong, Cian Healy, Dave Kilcoyne, Jack McGrath, Andrew Porter, John Ryan. Tadgh Beirne, Ultan Dillane, Iain Henderson, James Ryan, Devin Toner. Jack Conan, Jordi Murphy, Sean O'Brien, Peter O'Mahony, Rhys Ruddock, CJ Stander, Josh van der Flier
Backs: Will Addison, Andrew Conway, Keith Earls, Rob Kearney, Jordan Larmour, Jacob Stockdale. Bundee Aki, Chris Farrell, Tom Farrell, Robbie Henshaw, Garry Ringrose. Joey Carbery, Jack Carty, Johnny Sexton. Caolin Blade, John Cooney, Conor Murra
Forwards: Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs), Tom Curry (Sale Sharks), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Maro Itoje (Saracens), George Kruis (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs), Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons).
Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks), Mike Brown (Harlequins), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Owen Farrell (Saracens) captain, George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Dan Robson (Wasps), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers).