Ireland are now the pre-eminent force in European rugby and will be a severe test of England’s Rugby World Cup credentials.
Their victory in the summer against Australia followed up their mightily impressive Grand Slam to prove they are one of the favourites for the showpiece in Japan.
As examinations go, it doesn’t get much more difficult for England and Twickenham will be rocking.
What TV channel is England v Ireland on?
Full TV coverage of England v Ireland Quilter Internationals 2019 will be shown live on Sky Sports.