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England coach Eddie Jones has urged his players to enjoy the occasion as they prepare to take on Ireland in the Six Nations finale.

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.

Jones acknowledged the opposition have made this year's tournament "immeasurably harder" than it was 12 months ago and rejected Sir Clive Woodward's view that the title alone - without a Grand Slam - would represent failure.

"The performance against Scotland was pretty ruthless so it was a good progression for the team, but we've only equalled New Zealand's record. I never in my wildest dreams would have thought we would only concede nine points against Ireland".

"We want that record".

"We have got to be better than them".

"We have been together now for eight weeks, the same as you are together to get to a World cup final", said Jones.

"We have got to be more aggressive, more emotional in the right way, more committed, as well as smart and skilful.

But we've got something to aim for". France have conceded six, while both England and Ireland have conceded seven. "We've had many challenges over the past year or two and we've overcome a lot of them". Also in the beaten squad that day were James Haskell, Dylan Hartley, Dan Cole, Ben Youngs and Tom Wood, which should ensure England are well aware of the dangers they face in Dublin. It's a great opportunity and it's great experience for us.

Fly-half George Ford, who believes "world class" Joseph had his best game in an England shirt against Vern Cotter's outfit, echoed the sentiments of his Bath colleague, despite expecting an Ireland backlash following their defeat to Wales on Friday evening.

"We are positive Elliot is going to be okay".

"We're hugely excited about going over to Dublin and trying to create history and some memories together", said the Leicester-bound No10.

"I am sure they will have a plan for us - but we back ourselves". He will continue his graduated return-to-play protocol following possible concussion.

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