England v Ireland

Date:

Venue: Twickenham Stadium, London

Referee: Romain Poite (FFR)

Attendance: 81,826

England v Ireland Match Reports

Second half tries from Anthony Watson and Mike Brown helped England to a hard-fought 21-10 victory over Ireland at Twickenham, maintaining their unbeaten run in the Championship. England dominated the first half, but only led 6-3 at the break. Ireland then took the lead early in the second half through a Conor Murray try. However, England fought back through an Owen Farrell penalty and two tries either side of the hour mark to take the match away from Ireland. A selection of match reports is listed below:

England v Ireland - Match Highlights

England v Ireland - Match Stats

England: (6) 21
Try: Watson, Brown
Conversion: Farrell
Penalty: Farrell (3)

Ireland: (3) 10
Try: Murray
Conversion: Sexton
Penalty: Sexton

Man of the match: Billy Vunipola (England)

England v Ireland - Team Line-ups

England Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Joe Marler
  • 2 Dylan Hartley (Captain)
  • 3 Dan Cole
  • 4 Maro Itoje
  • 5 George Kruis
  • 6 Chris Robshaw
  • 7 James Haskell
  • 8 Billy Vunipola

Backs

  • 9 Ben Youngs
  • 10 George Ford
  • 11 Jack Nowell
  • 12 Owen Farrell
  • 13 Jonathan Joseph
  • 14 Anthony Watson
  • 15 Mike Brown

Replacements

  • 16 Jamie George
  • 17 Mako Vunipola
  • 18 Paul Hill
  • 19 Courtney Lawes
  • 20 Jack Clifford
  • 21 Danny Care
  • 22 Elliot Daly
  • 23 Alex Goode

Ireland Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Jack McGrath
  • 2 Rory Best (Captain)
  • 3 Mike Ross
  • 4 Donnacha Ryan
  • 5 Devin Toner
  • 6 CJ Stander
  • 7 Josh van der Flier
  • 8 Jamie Heaslip

Backs

  • 9 Conor Murray
  • 10 Jonathan Sexton
  • 11 Keith Earls
  • 12 Stuart McCloskey
  • 13 Robbie Henshaw
  • 14 Andrew Trimble
  • 15 Rob Kearney

Replacements

  • 16 Richard Strauss
  • 17 Cian Healy
  • 18 Nathan White
  • 19 Ultane Dillane
  • 20 Rhys Ruddock
  • 21 Eoin Reddan
  • 22 Ian Madigan
  • 23 Simon Zebo
 
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