3 Days
From £1,195
In association with Gullivers Sports Travel
Join the Mail on Sunday's sports editor and a legend of the game for the Ireland v England Six Nations clash in Dublin

What a curtain raiser this will be. Ireland versus England is a pivotal fixture in the Six Nations, a clash between two of the tournament's powerhouses. Last year, the Six Nations was decided when the teams clashed in Dublin. This year, much is riding on the encounter at Twickenham. Taking place on the opening weekend in 2019 - World Cup year of course - this match promises to be a classic, especially for our readers. Join the Mail on Sunday's sports editor Alison Kervin, as well as Neil Back, a legend of the English game, for this brilliant trip to see the fixture in a great, rugby-loving city.

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Neil Back
Former England rugby player

Known for his tenacity and skill in the back row, Neil was a crucial member of England's victorious 2003 World Cup side. The winner of 66 caps, Neil was also a pivotal member of the phenomenal Leicester Tigers team for a remarkable 18 seasons, including five as coach. He captained both the England team and Leicester Tigers.

I’ve played in some cracking test matches in Dublin – perhaps most memorably, our Grand Slam win ahead of Rugby World Cup success in 2003. I’m really looking forward to joining you for another great occasion and significant test for both teams next year.

Neil Back
Alison Kervin
Sports Editor, The Mail on Sunday

Appointed Sports Editor of The Mail on Sunday in 2013 - Fleet Street's first female sports editor - Alison has held senior positions on various national newspapers. She was also editor of Rugby World magazine and has written 13 books, including the autobiographies of Jason Leonard and Phil Vickery. In 2017, she received an OBE for her services to sports journalism.

Price includes

  • Return Flight from Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester or Birmingham to Dublin
  • Return airport transfers by luxury coach
  • Two nights with breakfast in Jury's Inn Christchurch
  • Tour Merchandise
  • Dedicated Gullivers Sports Travel Tour Managers throughout
  • Ireland v England Match Ticket (with option to upgrade ticket)
  • Exclusive Saturday late morning Q&A event with MoS Correspondent Alison and Neil Back


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  1. Day
    Flight to Dublin
    Dublin, Ireland

    Depart your chosen UK airport bound for Dublin. On arrival you will be met by your tour manager and transferred to your hotel. Check in to Jury's Inn Christchurch for two nights on a bed and breakfast basis. In the afternoon and evening you will have free time to explore Dublin: perhaps wander along the narrow, cobbled streets around Temple Bar for some of Dublin's best night spots and restaurants? The area will be a magnet for both England and Ireland supporters: soak up the atmosphere on the eve of the match.

  2. Day
    Match day
    Dublin, Ireland

    In the morning attend an exclusive Saturday morning event with Alison Kervin, the Mail on Sunday's sports editor and Neil Back. This will be a fascinating look ahead to the game. Make your own way to the stadium before watching Ireland in their Six Nations curtain raiser. Then head back into town to mull over the action.

    Meals - Breakfast
  3. Day
    Return home
    Dublin, Ireland

    Make the most of your remaining time in Dublin in the morning before being transferred to the airport by luxury coach for your flight home.

    Meals - Breakfast


Jurys Inn Christchurch

Dublin, Ireland

This well located hotel is a great base to explore Dublin and to watch the game

The Jurys Inn Christchurch is set in the heart of Dublin and is a superb base from which to explore the city. All rooms come with free wi-fi, en suite bathrooms and flatscreen TVs, while there is an on-site bar and restaurant

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