A closer look at the statistics as Ireland and England go head-to-head

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Ireland will kick-start their Six Nations title defence by hosting England in Dublin on Saturday.

Here, Press Association Sport examines some of they key statistical match-ups for the Aviva Stadium encounter.


2019 Six Nations Package
Rory Best is Ireland’s oldest player (Paul Harding/PA)

Shortest player: Keith Earls, 1.78m

Heaviest player: Tadhg Furlong, 125.91kgs

Lightest player: Joey Carbery, 85.91kgs

Combined pack weight: 904.09kgs

Oldest player: Rory Best, 36 years, 169 days (today)

Youngest player: Jordan Larmour, 21 years, 235 days (today)


England Press Conference – Pennyhill Park
Courtney Lawes is England’s tallest player (John Walton/PA)

Shortest player: Dan Robson, 1.73m

Heaviest player: Harry Williams, 131.82kgs

Lightest player: Dan Robson, 81.82kgs

Combined pack weight: 935.45kgs

Oldest player: Chris Ashton, 31 years, 308 days (today)

Youngest player: Tom Curry, 20 years, 229 days (today)

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