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Ireland vs England Six Nations LIVE: It was a famous win for England
A memorable night for England
Thank you for joining us this evening on what was an encouraging display for England ahead of their rest of the Six Nations campaign and beyond that, the World Cup.
You can recap all the action below and keep up to date with all the latest Six Nations news and results with Express Sport.
Henry Slade starred for England, scoring two tries and after the match he expressed his delight at the win.
He told ITV: “It’s a great feeling coming over here and getting a win. We dug in today. We had a lot of defending to do. We’ve put in a big shift over the last couple of weeks in camp.
“We knew exactly how we wanted to play and we executed it perfectly. The half-backs controlled the game well and everyone put themselves on the line.
“It’s the first time I’ve ever had the chance to play with Manu Tuilagi. I really enjoyed playing with him and who knows? Maybe we can carry on.”
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Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray was heavily critical of his side’s slow start to the match.
“We started slow. We gave up a couple of soft tries and against a side of England’s quality your’e always going to be struggling when you do that. Our start killed us,” he told ITV.
“We did steady the ship a bit and got back into it but then we were a bit flat coming out. It’s hard to put your finger on it but against England you can’t afford to be flat.”
Jones pleased after triumph
England coach Eddie Jones was pleased with how his side executed his game plan.
He told ITV: “We had a good preparation, the guys came together really well and we had a good base from the autumn.”
Jones was also pleased with Elliot Daly and Henry Slade: “They are both good players and I have not seen a back that doesn’t make mistake. We wanted them to try things and I thought both were outstanding.
“We want to play good England rugby and that involves attacking kicks. We want to exploit space in behind and I think that is what we did.”
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FULL-TIME: IRELAND 20-32 ENGLAND
Eddie Jones’ side record a famous victory in Dublin, a great start to their Six Nations campaign.
TRY! Ireland 20-32 England
John Cooney reduces the deficit before adding two points from a quick drop-kick for the conversion.
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PENALTY! Ireland 13-32 England
Farrell converts, routine stuff from the captain. England on course for a famous victory.
Ireland 13-30 England
Henry Slade with a brilliant interception for a bonus-point try. This is brilliant from England.
PENALTY ENGLAND! Ireland 13-25 England
Huge kick from Farrell, just when it mattered! Credit to Curry for effecting the turnover.
Farrell cannot convert from the resulting kick
Have England stretched their lead? Yes they have!
TRY! Ireland 13-22 England
Henry Slade races onto a kick to extend England’s lead after the officials looked to see whether he was offside, a very well worked try from England.
CJ Stander comes on for Sean O’Brien
Dawson defends Farrell
“Whether it’s Owen Farrell going for goal, or Johnny Sexton on the floor giving the penalty away. They are all human. They all feel pressure,” he told BBC Sport.
Farrell misses the chance to extend England’s lead, will he live to regret that?
PENALTY! Ireland 13-17 England
A test of England’s mettle now as Sexton reduced the gap with a routine kick.
Courtney Lawes comes on for George Kruis.
Kyle Sinckler and Peter O’Mahony are made to shake hands by the referee after tensions boil.
We’re back underway
Ireland have made a substitute, Jordan Larmour replaces Keith Earles in a tactical change.
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Matt Dawson believes England face a big second half.
He told BBC Sport: “Don’t think that Ireland’s heads will be down in the changing rooms. It’s a huge 40 minutes coming up for Eddie Jones’ men.”
HALF TIME: IRELAND 10-17 ENGLAND
PENALTY! Ireland 10-17 England
Farrell is Mr Reliable for Eddie Jones, England now have breathing space upon half-time.
England think they’ve scored but the decision is no try after the use of TMO.
Ireland 10-14 England
Another great kick from Owen Farrell.
TRY! Ireland 10-12 England
Wow! Great determination from Elliot Daly to chase down his kick, with a little help from Jonny May who refused to give up. England regain the lead.
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Ireland 10-7 England
Sexton makes no mistake again, Ireland now in the box-seat.
TRY! Ireland 8-7 England
Ireland make it count! Cian Healy scores, great work from the hosts.
Ireland opt to go for the corner instead of taking the three points, lets see if they can make it count…
England are down to 14 me as Tom Curry is sent to the sin bin.
The youngster correctly penalised for a late tackle on Keith Earls.
PENALTY! Ireland 3-7 England
Jonathan Sexton responds for the hosts making no mistake from the penalty.
Ireland 0-7 England
Owen Farrell converts from the resulting kick. A superb start to proceedings from Jones’ men.
TRY! Ireland 0-5 England
England are off to a flyer in Dublin.
Jonny May races past the Irish defence to give his side the lead. Great work from Owen Farrell in the build up.
We are underway at the Aviva Stadium
England have lost six of their past seven Six Nations matches in Dublin.
Their last win came in 2013 when they triumphed 12-6.
Eddie Jones is hoping his side can cause an upset.
“Everyone is writing them up and they have got to carry that expectation round,” he said.
“We’re excited about playing there. Praise can make you weak.
“You want to play the best in the world away from home and Ireland are the best at the moment.
“I never use the status of being underdogs, it’s never been one of the tricks of the trade because we never think we’re not better than the opposition.”
Ireland vs England Six Nations LIVE: Tom Curry will make history at the Aviva Stadium
Scotland off to a flyer
Scotland brushed aside Italy 33-20 at Murrayfield.
Recap all the action here…
Curry makes history
Tom Curry is the youngest player to start a Six Nations match for England since Owen Farrell in 2012.
At 20 years and 231 days old, Curry will be England’s youngster starter in the back row in the professional era.
Ireland: Henshaw; Earls, Ringrose, Aki, Stockdale; Sexton, Murray; Healy, Best, Furlong; Toner, James Ryan; O’Mahony, van der Flier, Stander.
Replacements: Cronin, Kilcoyne, Porter, Roux, O’Brien, Cooney, Carbery, Larmour.
England: Daly; May, Slade, Tuilagi, Nowell; Farrell, B Youngs; M Vunipola, George, Sinckler, Itoje, Kruis, Wilson, T Curry, B Vunipola.
Replacements: Cowan-Dickie, Genge, Williams, Lawes, Hughes, Robson, Ford, Ashton
Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of today’s clash between Ireland and England.
The hosts won last year’s campaign and the Grand Slam and will be looking to get off to the best possible start on home soil.
England will be keen to make amends after finishing fifth last time out.