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England v Ireland -Quilter Rugby World Cup Warm up 3

By RugbyFan
August 22 2019

England take on Ireland at Twickenham for their penultimate warm up match before heading off to the Rugby World Cup in Japan ( The Land of the Rising Sun)      






 Twickenham - Saturday 24 August - 3pm BST 

Live on Sky Sports 

England beat Ireland 32-20 in this year's Six Nations Championship but Ireland can go number one in the world rugby rankings if they can beat England this Saturday. So Ireland will definitely have the incentive to go for this one.   

Eddie said “This weekend we will be looking to gain more game fitness and testing different sorts of game strategies. We have a specific way of how we want to play and the focus is very much on ourselves.” 

Ross Byrne will make his full Test debut for Ireland.   The Leinster fly-half is included in a strong starting line-up which shows 12 personnel changes and one positional switch from the one which beat Italy. Ireland have almost a full strength team out against England, so as I said they are taking this match very seriously

England play their final warm-up match against Italy at St. James Park Newcastle on 6 September before opening their World Cup campaign against Tonga in Sapporo, Japan, on 22 September.  

Eddie plays tribute to the Twickenham crowd he said.   England’s last game at Twickenham before heading to Japan,   “We have been so appreciative of the support we have had at Twickenham this year and this is our last match there before the tournament, so we look forward to playing well in front of our fans.”  


  Jonny May Starts

England: Daly; Cokanasiga, Tuilagi, Farrell, May; Ford, Youngs; Marler, George, Sinckler, Itoje, Kruis, Curry, Underhill, B Vunipola.

Replacements: Cowan-Dickie, M Vunipola, Cole, Lawes, Wilson, Heinz, Francis, Joseph.


 Ireland: R Kearney; Larmour, Ringrose, Aki, Stockdale; R Byrne, Murray; Healy, Best, Furlong, Henderson, Kleyn; O'Mahony, Van der Flier, Stander.

Replacements: Cronin, J McGrath, Porter, Toner, Beirne, L McGrath, Carty, Conway.

 Nigel Owens  (Wales)

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23/08/2019 18:17
Peyper was originally pencilled in to be the man in the middle for the 3 pm kick-off on Saturday but due to flight and preparation issues, the 39-year-old South African has been stood down from the Test.

Because of “significant” flight problems, Peyper cannot land in the UK before Friday morning and based on welfare grounds, he has been replaced.

Instead, Welsh referee Nigel Owens will take charge of the Test between the third and fifth-placed teams in the world.

Owens was due to be an assistant referee in Saturday’s clash between Scotland and France at Murrayfield but he has been replaced by Andrew Brace.

World Rugby released a brief statement on the matter:

“World Rugby can confirm that Nigel Owens (Wales) will replace Jaco Peyper (South Africa) as referee for Saturday’s test match between England and Ireland at Twickenham,” a statement read.

With referee preparation and welfare paramount, the decision was made after significant flight disruption meant that Peyper would not arrive in the UK before Friday morning.

“As a result, Andrew Brace (Ireland) replaces Owens as assistant referee for Scotland versus France in Edinburgh on Saturday.”

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