The Rugby Club previews England v Ireland at Twickenham in the Six Nations

Last Updated: 21/02/14 7:51am

Rugby Club: looking ahead to this weekend's Six Nations matches

Alex Payne will be joined by Stuart Barnes, Alan Quinlan and Brian Smith to discuss all things Six Nations. England are looking for their first home win of the Six Nations this weekend against Ireland, and we have been to St. George's Park to check on their preparation.

Ireland travel to Twickenham on Saturday bidding for their first Triple Crown since 2009. Under Joe Schmidt Ireland have already seen of Scotland and Wales but will face a far sterner test when they take on England.

George Ford is likely to start from the England bench but could put real pressure on Owen Farrell's No.10 shirt and we look ahead to that healthy competition in the camp.

While Ford's international career begins Brian O'Driscoll is in line to make his 139th Ireland appearance - an all-time record. We will see how England plan to handle the legendary centre at Twickenham.

England will be without injured prop Dan Cole and Davey Wilson will have the unenviable task of dealing with Ireland's Cian Healy who is arguably the best loose-head prop in the world at the moment.

Top-of-the-table France aim to preserve their perfect record as they travel to Wales.

And Italy host Scotland in Rome with both nations trying to win their first points of the campaign.

Plus we will have all the build-up to the Super Rugby competition as the Australian and New Zealand sides get set to join the fray!

Join us at 8pm on Thursday on Sky Sports 3.

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