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England take historic win in Ireland - and what a WIN

By RugbyFan
February 3 2019

England WIN in Ireland against all odds - Who knew!     Well I for one did not predict that win, scoreline or performance.   To a man they were fantastic.  And a Bonus point to boot - Get In!









England took to the field in full whites and dominated from start to finish.  After 90 seconds Jonny May went in for a TRY with an assist from Daly.  The stature of the side, the confidence was almost tangible through the TV screens.

Ireland were 'shell shocked' into submission.

England kept using the tactics of ball high or through with outstanding results, getting behind the Irish line and up on the catcher with lightening speed two sometimes three players smashing them, giving then no time to think or breath.  What as performance!. Clinical, professional and I want more of this Please.

Gone were the sloppy passes and handling errors from 2018 and it there place calm controlled assurance, under the high ball and the scrum.  Brilliant just Brilliant!

HQ Match Report Here

England starting XV (485 caps)

15 Elliot Daly (Wasps, 25 caps), 14 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 40 caps), 13 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 17 caps), 12 Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 27 caps), 11 Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 29 caps), 10 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 65 caps), 9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 80 caps); 1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 51 caps), 2 Jamie George (Saracens, 32 caps), 3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 17 caps), 4 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 26 caps), 5 George Kruis (Saracens, 27 caps), 6 Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons, 8 caps), 7 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 5 caps), 8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 36 caps).

Finishers (206 caps)

16 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 7 caps), 17 Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 5 caps), 18 Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, 15 caps), 19 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 68 caps), 20 Nathan Hughes (Wasps, 18 caps), 21 Dan Robson (Wasps, uncapped), 22 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 51 caps), 23 Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks, 42 caps).

Ireland: Henshaw; Earls, Ringrose, Aki, Stockdale; Sexton, Murray; Healy, Best (capt), Furlong; Toner, James Ryan; O'Mahony, van der Flier, Stander.

Replacements: Cronin, Kilcoyne, Porter, Roux, O'Brien, Cooney, Carbery, Larmour.


England's Jonny May, right, scores a try in the tackle of Ireland's Jacob Stockdale



                    England's Elliot Daly scores a try after a mistake by Ireland's Jacob Stockdale


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England take historic win in Ireland - and what a WIN
Discussion started by Unofficial England Rugby Union , 03/02/2019 15:01
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04/02/2019 09:22
It was an outstanding team performance which is hopefully promising for the rest of 2019. Roll on next Sunday!

Bedlington Lad
04/02/2019 09:36
Excellent game plan really well executed

05/02/2019 00:20
England deserved their victory but.....

For great periods of the game, both sides were offside when on defence.

These two teams don't have this on their own; most teams do the same.

The game would be better if the offside rule were policed more stringently.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019:02:05:00:21:47 by Luddite.

22/03/2019 08:57
It was a great game. The best team won.

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