Loughloher’s Tommy O’Donnell said Ireland are out for “revenge” in Sunday’s Six Nations match with England in Dublin.
Stuart Lancaster’s men travel to the Aviva Stadium for the much anticipated clash having beat the hosts on the last four outings.
However, the Munster man said confidence is high amongst the squad and that England can expect a battle when they touch down on Irish soil this weekend.
“The game is a Six Nations decider of sorts. Both sides are in top form. We were in a similar situation going to Twickenham last year and they came off best. There is revenge to be had in the Aviva this time around. We will have the crowd behind us which will be a huge plus and it’s going to be a massive occasion,” O’Donnell told South Tipp Today.
The 27 year old said he found it “hard not to be annoyed” at Head Coach Joe Schmidt’s decision to leave him out of the panel that defeated France, despite impressing against Italy a week prior. “I was only told I was starting against Italy as I ran back down the tunnel after the warm up but I had prepared well and managed to score a try. It was simply a tactical decision against France; Jordi Murphy covers more positions”.
Joe Schmidt will announce his final panel for the game at a press conference tomorrow.