BBC Sport - Rugby World Cup 2015: England game ideal says Ireland's Payne

England game ideal preparation - Payne

Ireland centre Jared Payne says Saturday's World Cup warm-up game against England at Twickenham will be a "great test of where we are at".

After last weekend's defeat by Wales, Ireland will be looking for improvement in Saturday's game but New Zealand-born Payne believes the game offers Joe Schmidt's squad an ideal opportunity to bounce back.

"It's going to be tough but what better way to go into a World Cup that playing them at their home to let us know where we are at as a team," added the 29-year-old.

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