Ireland welcome England to Dublin on Sunday in the Six Nations in a sport that has changed so much in half a century.
Whatever the result, it is unlikely to match the scoreless draw played between the teams at Lansdowne Road in 1963.
This superb clip from RTÉ Archives was filmed at Lansdowne Road on 9 February 1963. These highlights - of what was then the Five Nations - were broadcast on 'Sports Special' on 10 February 1963. The commentator is Fred Cogley.
Heavy rain had turned the playing surface in Dublin into a mud bath and at times the contest is reduced to a lottery, with players struggling to hold on to their footing and the ball.
The 75th game between Ireland and England was a tough physical encounter and the sides played out what was the first nil-all draw since 1910.