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Rugby Union

Best makes bold Six Nations claim

1st February 2019, 19:05 by Aidan Perkins

Ireland captain Rory Best has called on his side to produce their "best game of rugby" in order to beat England on Saturday.

Ireland and England square off in the eagerly-awaited Six Nations showdown in Dublin, with the home side desperate to prove they are the strongest northern hemisphere side around once again.

The Irish won last year's Six Nations and also proved their World Cup credentials with a thrilling win over the All Blacks in November, but Best is still wary of the threat England will pose this weekend at the Aviva Stadium.

"We’re going to need the best game of rugby that this group has ever played because that’s what it will take to win this weekend," the hooker told reporters.

"They will be physical but they will also play with a lot of width and speed. That’s their plan. There weren’t many surprises in their team selection. It will be about who can win that arm wrestle up front."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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