Exeter Chiefs back-row Sam Simmonds insisted that England will be motivated to spoil Ireland's Grand Slam hopes as the two teams meet at Twickenham Stadium for the final round of the Six Nations Championship.
The Six Nations trophy is firmly secure in the Irish hands after they dispatched Scotland to secure 28-8 bonus-point at Lansdowne Road on Saturday and followed by England's 22-16 defeat against France at Stade de France.
The masses of rugby union fans are avidly watching the current Six Nations with an intense eye as they would in any other edition of the tournament, but plenty could still change as we move towards crowning this year’s winner.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland insisted that keeping the pressure on Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton will be crucial when they head to Aviva Stadium on Saturday to take on Ireland in the third round of Six Nations Championship.
The second week of the Six Nations 2018 saw title holders England edge out Wales while Ireland and Scotland registered wins over Italy and France respectively. Here are few of the key points from the round two of the tournament.