England will learn from painful defeats: Eddie Jones

Conor Murray making a first half break after collecting an offload from Jonny Sexton

Defeat by Ireland would condemn England to their worst Six Nations performance since 2006 - the last time they lost three games in a Championship - and they could finish as low as fifth in the table.

The Irish will then take on England, who won last year's Six Nations, with a chance to seal their third ever Grand Slam.

England's Joe Marler reacts on the final whistle in the Six Nations worldwide rugby union match between Scotland and England at Murrayfield Stadium.

Schmidt has yet to guide a side to a win in the English capital or claim a Grand Slam while in charge - though he did secure back-to-back title wins in 2014 and 2015.

Ireland playmaker Johnny Sexton with head coach Joe Schmidt.

"They're wounded, but they're far from dead and buried", warned the New Zealander.

Number eight Nathan Hughes was carried off the pitch with a leg injury and was replaced by Sam Simmonds as Machenaud converted his first penalty attempt, only for Farrell to restore a six-point advantage as France were penalised for collapsing a maul.

Ireland now sit on 87.85 ranking points, more than six points behind the All Blacks.

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"I've spoken to players, ex-players, retired players that played there and they've got it". "There's a crop of younger players in this group that the older, more experienced players can guide through the week".

"He analyses the games in considerable detail and has clear communication to pass on that knowledge".

The importance of the matchday 23 in the modern game can not be underestimated, with Stander acknowledging: "I think (the replacements) have got a job to do as they get on".

There are, of course, no complaints about posting four wins from four games but that's in the past - everything now focuses on beating England next Saturday at Twickenham.

Is it simply the truest reflection of one team's greatness in the history books?

"England are over-thinking it at the moment, their top players are playing well below their best and the way Eddie Jones is preparing the team is not working".

"It's hard to imagine there are many people in the game who watch more rugby than Schmidt and his ability to produce brilliantly clever set-piece moves and power plays [which involve multiple pre-planned phases of attack] is unrivalled".

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