Ireland and England will get their Six Nations campaigns underway today in Dublin.
The home side are heading into this year’s competition as clear favourites with England needing to show they’ve improved after the disappointment of 2018.
Boss Eddie Jones insists Ireland must shoulder the burden of being the best team in the world when his team visits Dublin and warned: “Praise can make you weak”.
England have gambled by retaining Elliot Daly at full-back, overlooking the aerial expertise of Mike Brown despite the kicking threat posed by Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray.
England’s head coach knows Ireland are viewed as emphatic favourites to make a triumphant start to the defence of their crown but refuses to cast his side as underdogs.
“It’s well documented that no one thinks we can win but I can tell you everyone inside our camp believes we can win,” said Jones,
“It’s fun. You want to play the best in the world away from home and Ireland are the best in the world at the moment.
“Everyone is writing them up and they have got to carry that expectation round, so we’re excited about the prospect of playing there. Praise can make you weak.
“The boys are fit, they’re together. They’re serious, but they’ve got a smile on their face. They’re good to go and they want to make England proud.”
So, if you want to watch Ireland v England here’s how to tune in online.
HOW TO WATCH IRELAND v ENGLAND
ITV is showing this afternoon’s match between Ireland and England with coverage starting at 4pm and kick-off set for 4.45pm.
You can tune in on your TV or online via ITV’s app.
Now named ITV Hub, this app is available on both Apple iPhone, iPad and most Android devices and is free to download.
Users can also tune in via Amazon Fire TV, YouView, BT Vision, Sky HD, Sky Q, Samsung TV, NOW TV, Freeview Play and Virgin Media.
It’s worth noting that you’ll need a valid TV Licence if you watch or record live programmes as it is a criminal offence in the UK to watch “live” television without a TV licence.
And if you’re away from home and don’t have a decent wifi connection – you might want to avoid watching an entire match on your smartphone.
A full Six Nations game streamed to your smartphone or tablet will use around 700MB of data.
You’ll also need a TV Licence to download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer. This applies to any device you use.