England go into the match having already been crowned Six Nations champions courtesy of a 61-21 trouncing of Scotland last weekend, and victory over Ireland would seal a second consecutive Grand Slam for the team.
We don't expect anything else from Eddie Jones, the England head coach, particularly in this week of all weeks as his team chase a world record 19th win and a Grand Slam in Dublin.
"We didn't celebrate. We haven't got anything to celebrate yet", he said. There's a perception that this Six Nations has been better and it probably has been, but you've still got to win and to win it you've got to stay undefeated.
Former England worldwide Clive Woodward claimed that only a Grand Slam win would stop this season being a "failure", a notion Jones has rubbished.
"But we've got something to aim for". It's a great opportunity and it's great experience for us. We've only equalled New Zealand's record, we'd like to go one more. That is something we want to do to teams - try and take them to a different level and hopefully we can do that. That becomes part and parcel of it. "I think Eddie and his coaching staff have pushed us massively to a goal at which everyone would have laughed at the end of the World Cup, but now it's realistic", he added.More news: Justin Bieber unjustly slammed for snubbing photo-hungry Aussie fans
Centre Jonathan Joseph, who scored his second Six Nations hat-trick against Scotland, believes the current vintage will not buckle under the pressure. "They have been averaging 30-odd points a game recently and I didn't think it was possible to keep a top-four-ranked team to single-digit points".
"We expect Ireland to be like that".
"This is another great challenge, one that will be right up there, but we've very excited about it". You have to be around your best for five games in a row.
"We're hugely excited about going over to Dublin and trying to create history and some memories together", said the Leicester-bound No10. "We are hugely motivated to do it".
On the injury front, Wasps winger/centre Elliot Daly is expected to recover from concussion.