Joe Schmidt motivation has Ireland on brink of Six Nations Grand Slam

Joe Schmidt motivation has Ireland on brink of Six Nations Grand Slam

Joe Schmidt motivation has Ireland on brink of Six Nations Grand Slam

Now, he's part of a panel driving towards another ideal Six Nations campaign; though with Healy declared fully fit after a heavy clash with Stuart Hogg forced him out of Saturday's game on 50 minutes, it's likely McGrath will start on the bench.

Two successive defeats have seen the team's progress stall under Jones, who since taking over in 2015 has masterminded a record of 24 wins from 27 Tests.

The second row switch was the only adjustment made by coach Joe Schmidt to the starting XV that beat Scotland 28-8 to secure Ireland's third Six Nations title in five years.

Ireland has already won the tournament and is looking for a win to clinch the Grand Slam.

England have lost three of their last five games in the competition, stretching back to the final game of last season, after defeats in Scotland and France over the last month.

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with Ben Te'o and Jonathan Joseph forming a new-look centre partnership and Elliot Daly has recovered from his foot injury to continue on the left wing. Sam Simmonds starts at number eight in place of the injured Nathan Hughes.

"That's how important the game is to them because potentially if they lose against Ireland then they have three games against South Africa". Four wins out of four have given Ireland the chance to win the Grand Slam for only the third time although they face a huge challenge at a ground where wins have proved very hard to come by. "They have to win".

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Scotland - 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Nick Grigg, 11 Sean Maitland, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Greig Laidlaw, 8 Ryan Wilson, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 John Barclay (c), 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Tim Swinson, 3 Willem Nel, 2 Fraser Brown, 1 Gordon Reid. This suggests Stockdale is again worth backing to score this weekend.

Head coach Joe Schmidt has made just one change for the fifth leg of the Championship, second row powerhouse Ian Henderson forcing Devin Toner to the replacements bench.

Meanwhile Peter O'Mahony, Rob Kearney and Cian Healy have all shaken off injury problems to be fit for Saturday's St Patrick's Day clash.

All roads now lead to Twickenham, as the team aims to become just the third Irish team to win that elusive Grand Slam.

To achieve this clean sweep - which has happened nine out of 18 times since 2000 - Ireland must beat an England side who are not only smarting from two defeats on the road this campaign, but will still be hurting from last year's loss to the Irish, which ended their own Grand Slam ambitions.

And while issues lie elsewhere for England - namely their decision-making with the ball and whether Owen Farrell is actually best off at fly-half - their discipline at the breakdown will have to improve against Ireland.

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