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Live Reporting

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  1. Post update

    England 0-0 Ireland


    Ireland wing Louise Galvin backs herself as she collects the ball in the Ireland in-goal, turns and goes.

    A nice drop of the shoulder and spurt of pace and she makes it back to the Ireland 22m.

  2. Post update

    England 0-0 Ireland

    England's back three look dangerous when they get ball in hand. Again Danielle Waterman menaces before being pulled to the floor by a mob of Ireland defenders.

    Full-back Ellie Kildunne was lurking dangerously on her team-mate's shoulder looking for the off-load.

  3. Post update

    England 0-0 Ireland

    Ireland's pack is matching England's spade for spade when it comes to the dirty work.

    They need to do a decent bodyguard job on scrum-half Nicole Cronin on her first Six Nations start. The UL Bohemians nine is just 5ft 1in in old money.

  4. Post update

    England 0-0 Ireland

    England wing Danielle Waterman wriggles through a little gap to buy a couple more yards and put Ireland's defence on the back foot.

    But Ireland are attacking the breakdown, committing numbers and energy to stealing the ball. Quite the heist.

  5. Kick-off

    England 0-0 Ireland

    A blast on the whistle and Ireland fly-half Niamh Briggs pumps the drop-kick out the England 22m.

    Safely gathered. A little rumble from Poppy Cleall and Ireland infringe at the breakdown.

    A chance for the hosts to clear the lines.

  6. Teams out

    England women v Ireland women (17:30 GMT)

    The two teams emerge to the strains of the Coldplay, before the stadium DJ opts for a jazzy version of Ireland's Call.

    It sounds a little like the rendition you might find on a Casio keyboard circa 1993.

    A bit more crash and symbol about God Save The Queen and we are ready for the off next...

  7. Post update

    England women v Ireland women (17:30 GMT)

    The Red Roses last faced Ireland in the 2017 Six Nations at Donnybrook Stadium, where they secured a 34-7 win.

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    England women v Ireland women (17:30 GMT)

    England women

    It is a double-header at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry tonight, with the two nations' men's under-20 sides going up against each other after this one is done.

    The crowd are trickling in, but safe to say we are going to be some way short of Grenoble numbers come kick-off.

  9. Team news

    England women v Ireland women (17:30 GMT)

    Ireland coach Adam Griggs has responded to the shock loss to Scotland - their first ever - last week by making three changes.

    Scrum-half Nicole Cronin, wing Louise Galvin and flanker Ashleigh Baxter have been recalled to the starting side.

    Kim Flood, Ailsa Hughes and Orla Fitzsimons are the players to make way.

    Galvin's selection on the wing has triggered a reshuffle to the Ireland back three with Hannah Tyrrell switching to full-back at the expense of Flood.

  10. Team news

    England women v Ireland women (17:30 GMT)

    Lagi Tuima

    England women's head coach Simon Middleton has made four changes to his starting XV for the final Six Nations match against Ireland on Friday.

    Wing Kelly Smith gets her first start, as does Caity Mattinson in place of Leanne Riley at scrum-half. Lagi Tuima and Rowena Burnfield also come in.

    Wasps winger Abigail Dow was unavailable for selection after being ruled out with concussion on Saturday night.

    England: Kildunne; Smith, Tuima, Burford, Waterman; Daley-Mclean, Mattinson; Cornborough, Cokayne, Sarah Bern, Scott, Cleall, Burnfield, Packer, Hunter

    Replacements: Davies, Clark, Lucas, O'Donnell, Brown, Riley, Harrison, Reed

  11. The final countdown

    England women v Ireland women (17:30 GMT)

    France women celebrate

    As learning experiences go, defeats don't come much more instructive than England's reverse against France last weekend.

    In front of a record and partisan crowd of 17,434 in Grenoble, Simon Middleton's team succumbed to a 79th minute try from France full-back Jessy Tremouliere.

    Cue tears of joy and despair.

    It is France who go into the final weekend hunting a Grand Slam and England who must hope for a slip-up and to nick the title via the cat-flap.

  12. Out off the frying pan...

    England women v Ireland women (17:30 GMT)

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    A shattering evening for England's Grand Slam hopes....

    England v Ireland

    ...but one that could forge a new era that begins tonight against Ireland.