IRELAND V ENGLAND: in boxing terms you might say that these two just plain don’t like each other*. These two nations have been at one another’s throats since before they even knew what countries were.
This Sunday, all that pent-up historical aggression will be unleashed through the medium of a potential title-decider in the Six Nations. Healy v Cole, O’Connell v Kruis, Vunipola v Murphy, Ford v Sexton…. well, you get the idea. Sunday’s 23 v 23 royal rumble will also decide who gets the bragging rights in the following long-running cross-channel disputes.
1. Wolfhounds v Bulldogs
2. Newgrange v Stone Henge
Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images
Source: David Davies
3. This big rural soap rumble
4. The optimum colour for post boxes
Source: Press Association
5. Aitch v the correct pronunciation, Haitch
6. Just who is the greatest of the thinking person’s sex symbols
7. Des v Billo
Source: BBC and RTE
8. Ted v Basil
9. Walkers v Tayto
10. The London Eye…
Source: Dominic Lipinski
Pretty much the exact same thing.
11. English Breakfasts v Irish Breakfasts
Source: PA & Imgur
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