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England's Goode can't wait to 'tear into' Ireland

Updated: Thursday, 25 Feb 2016 10:08 | Comments

Alex Goode came in in the win over Italy
Alex Goode came in in the win over Italy

England full-back Alex Goode says he can’t wait to “tear into” Ireland when the sides meet on Saturday.

The Saracens man is likely to be a back-up to Mike Brown for the Twickenham Six Nations clash (4.50pm) but is eager to make his mark, having come off the bench in the win over Italy.

Asked about the game, the 27-year-old said: “It’s very much just a case of getting out there as quick as possible, and we just want to play the game and get on the field and tear into them really.”

Brown starred when England beat Ireland two years ago in London but maintains that he pays no attention to the opposition, and instead will be fully focused on impressing in new coach Eddie Jones’s first home tie.

The 45-cap Harlequins back said: “We’re focused on ourselves.

“We’re expecting us to go out there in our first game and really take our game to them.

“That’s what this England team is about – stamping our authority on other teams, playing quick, the way we want to play, and in defence being physical, making life uncomfortable.”

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