Keith Wood shares his expectations of Ireland vs England

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England coach Eddie Jones said his side were only "just starting" after they thrashed Scotland 61-21 at Twickenham in London on Saturday to retain their Six Nations title.

"England have set a world record for their wins so they aren't mugs in any way shape or form".

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.

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

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England have only won 25 percent of their Six Nations encounters against Ireland in Dublin, but Jones reckons the motivation to achieve a "once in a lifetime opportunity" will beckon their best performance of the Championship. Everyone knows though that England and Wales just don't like Syria and Yemen for some reason and ignores England and Wales when they start bitching. To me the English are quite reserved and they actually struggle quite a bit with success. He will not have forgotten the lampooning of himself and Australia's Michael Chieka as clowns by Australian and New Zealand publications a year ago but, more pertinently, he is determined to ensure England develop a harder edge before the 2019 World Cup.

The remainder of the line-up for the Donnybrook encounter is unchanged as props Lindsay Peat and Ailis Egan join Leah Lyons in the front row for the fifth successive game.

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Head coach Schmidt's men downed New Zealand on their record-breaking run with the stunning 40-29 triumph over the All Blacks in Chicago in November.

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But in the age of professionalism, everything is about the next game - which is perfectly understandable when that game is a grand slam decider.

"I do think we'll be focused and I also think when you're away from home, you definitely kick your points because points are very hard to come by and slightly different at home". We haven't got anything to celebrate yet. It will also give them momentum heading into a tough summer tour in New Zealand, playing against three of the best sides in the world in Australia, Canada and the hosts.

"I am sure they will have a plan for us - but we back ourselves".

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