Vunipola says mental strength key to grand slam bid

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England drew level with the world champions' mark in style, thrashing oldest rivals Scotland 61-21 at Twickenham last Saturday, with Jonathan Joseph's hat-trick among their seven tries.

Ireland continue to insist they will gain no motivation from trying to spoil England's Grand Slam party in Dublin on Saturday.

England's run has taken them second in the world rankings with 91.02 points. It is hard to evaluate whether this was through England's brilliance or Scotland's ineptitude and bad luck, probably a combination. But for us we still back what we're doing, we still back the players, we still back our structures.

10 March 2017; Keith Earls of Ireland is tackled by Liam Williams of Wales.

"Ireland are an extremely well-coached side, and they'll be grossly disappointed by their performance on Friday", he said. It was like a training session for the first half, it really, really was. The second successive grand slam was sealed comfortably, with England racking up 118 points in their four matches.

He said: "I've watched that game a lot because you learn a lot from any team that beats the best in the world". Side with the United Kingdom its largest trade partner or snuggle up beside its new European buddies? thisshortenough over on Reddit had a rather colourful way of describing Ireland's dilemma. "In fact, it was overdue", Woodward wrote in his column in the Daily Mail yesterday.

Jones said: "Ireland will come with a lot of emotion". "That would have brought its own pressure".

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England coach Eddie Jones has stated his intention to rest some of his Lions tourists during the autumn Tests next season in order to avoid overplaying them.

"When the time comes it's going to be a cracker".

"In this case I and my team genuinely believe they should be complimented. Great sides win big matches on the road".

Ireland was responsible for ending New Zealand's winning streak with a 40-29 win in Chicago. This week's match at the Aviva will go a long way to determining the prospects of the competing players to join that party.

The Ireland's women team to play England in Friday's RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam showdown shows one change from the side that defeated Wales last weekend.

"People are very excited about the team that is coming".

Coach Eddie Jones has been warned not to get too far ahead of himself in talking up England as the All Blacks' equal. "It's nearly a childhood dream as a rugby player", Jones said.