It’s just over 24 hours until Ireland take on old rivals, England in the opening round of the Guinness Six Nations in the Aviva Stadium.
The two sides have met on 133 occasions with England emerging the winners 76 times. As Peter Stringer told Pundit Arena earlier this week, just over a decade ago Ireland’s aim against their neighbours would have been damage control rather than expecting to win.
However, the tides have turned in recent times and Ireland have won the last two contests between the sides, both games coming in the Six Nations.
Last year’s win was particularly memorable as Ireland secured their first Grand Slam title since 2009 in Twickenham on St Patrick’s Day.
Ahead of tomorrow’s 4.45pm kick-off, we take a look back at some of the best photos captured on that famous day.