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It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

80'
Drop Goal

Marcus Smith adds the three points for England.

80'

This is dangerous for the defence as Immanuel Feyi-Waboso bursts through to advance the England attack.

79'

Chandler Cunningham-South comes off.

78'

This is dangerous for the defence as Marcus Smith bursts through to advance the England attack.

76'

Elliot Daly has penalty kick attempt at goal but pushes it to the right hand side of the posts.

75'

There wasn't enough power on that conversion attempt by Jack Crowley as it drops short of the posts.

73'
Try

A series of passes by Ireland results in a try for James Lowe

72'

That's a great try assist by Jamison Gibson-Park.

71'

Ireland decide to make a substitution, with Cian Healy getting some game time.

71'

Ireland decide to make a substitution, with Andrew Porter being replaced.

71'

Ireland make a substitution with Ryan Baird coming on.

68'

Ireland make a substitution with Peter O'Mahony coming off.

68'

England make a substitution with Danny Care coming on.

65'

England make a substitution with Alex Mitchell coming off.

65'

England make a substitution with Elliot Daly coming on.

65'

England make a substitution with Henry Slade coming off.

65'

England make a substitution with Alex Dombrandt coming on.

65'

England make a substitution with Ollie Chessum coming off.

65'

Ireland sub Jack Conan comes onto the field.

60'

Josh van der Flier departs for Ireland.

60'

Ireland sub Iain Henderson comes onto the field.

60'

Joe McCarthy departs for Ireland.

60'

England sub Chandler Cunningham-South comes onto the field.

60'

Sam Underhill departs for England.

60'

Ireland sub Finlay Bealham comes onto the field.

60'

Tadhg Furlong departs for Ireland.

60'

Ireland sub Ronan Kelleher comes onto the field.

60'

Dan Sheehan departs for Ireland.

60'
Conversion

The England supporters go wild as Marcus Smith successfully kicks the conversion.

60'
Try

England are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Ben Earl touching down.

59'

Alex Mitchell played a key part in that try.

59'

Marcus Smith comes on for England.

58'

George Ford leaves the field.

58'
Yellow Card

Peter O'Mahony (Ireland) is shown a yellow card

57'

What a run here by Ben Earl as they get over the gainline!

57'

Will Stuart comes on.

53'

Dan Cole comes off.

53'

Theo Dan comes on.

53'

Jamie George comes off.

53'

Joe Marler comes on.

53'

Ellis Genge comes off.

53'

Conor Murray comes on.

50'

Ciaran Frawley comes off.

50'

George Ford has hooked the conversion to the right of the posts.

48'
Try

Slick passing by England leads to a try for George Furbank.

47'

Spellbinding play by Maro Itoje is finished off with a try.

47'

Maro Itoje makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

47'

Tommy Freeman makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

46'

Ireland go for goal with Jack Crowley taking the conversion but their aim is not up to scratch as the ball slides to the left of the post.

44'
Try

Slick passing by Ireland leads to a try for James Lowe.

43'

Ciaran Frawley played a key part in that try.

43'

Caelan Doris makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

43'

The second half kicks off.

40'

The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

40'
Penalty Goal

Jack Crowley kicks the penalty.

40'
Penalty Goal

The Ireland supporters go wild as Jack Crowley successfully kicks the penalty goal.

34'

George Ford has penalty kick attempt at goal but pushes it to the right hand side of the posts.

30'

This is dangerous for the defence as George Furbank bursts through to advance the England attack.

24'

George Ford has their drop goal charged down!

21'
Penalty Goal

Jack Crowley does the business as their penalty goal attempt goes over.

19'
Penalty Goal

George Ford does the business as their penalty goal attempt goes over.

16'

George Ford will not be happy with that drop goal attempt, as they had the direction but not the power.

15'

A gap opened in the defence and Jamie George took full advantage.

14'

The defensive line has been broken as Dan Sheehan goes through the gap.

6'

Ciaran Frawley comes on for Ireland.

5'

Calvin Nash leaves the field.

5'

George Ford has hooked the conversion to the right of the posts.

5'
Try

Great hands by England leads to a try for Ollie Lawrence

3'

Henry Slade sets up the try.

3'

The defensive line has been broken as Henry Slade goes through the gap.

3'
Penalty Goal

Jack Crowley has kicked a penalty goal.

2'

We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

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Match Details

England v Ireland

Six Nations - Round 4
Sat 9th March 2024, 11:45am EST
Twickenham

Points Flow Chart

England win +1
England
Ireland
England
Time in lead
Ireland
45
Mins in lead
35
56%
% Of Game In Lead
44%
66%
Possession Last 10 min
34%
3
Points Last 10 min
5

Key Events

Full Time
Smith
23 - 22
80'
Lowe
72'
20 - 22
Smith
20 - 17
60'
Earl
18 - 17
59'
O'Mahony
57'
13 - 17
Furbank
13 - 17
47'
Lowe
43'
8 - 17
Half Time
Crowley
40'
8 - 12
Crowley
34'
8 - 9
Crowley
19'
8 - 6
Ford
8 - 3
16'
Lawrence
5 - 3
3'
Crowley
2'
0 - 3
Start

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
1.5
13
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
2.2
7
Entries

Attack Profile

England
Ireland
More Less More

Defence Profile

England
Ireland
More Less More

Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
56%
50%
3-6 secs
21%
23%
6+ secs
17%
22%
80
Rucks Won
71

Last 5 Penalties

57'
62'
66'
70'
74'
England
Ireland

Other Fixtures

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Bull Shark 126 days ago

Ireland’s gotta lose sometime.

Jack Crowley’s avatar/image. Accurate.

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Who Will Win?

On Saturday 9th March, England will welcome Ireland to Twickenham for what promises to be one of the biggest Six Nations battles in recent memory.

Ireland will come into this game as the slight favourites. They’re last year’s champions and Grand Slam winners, and they enter this match looking to show the world that they’re still the best side in the northern hemisphere.

However, England cannot be discounted. Their home form in the competition is formidable and they just won the Bronze Final at the Rugby World Cup. So, although Ireland will enter this clash as the favourites, an England win wouldn’t be a huge shock!

Think you know who will triumph in the upcoming England vs Ireland clash? Vote in our poll.

Head-to-Head

Ireland have dominated recent meetings between the two sides, claiming four victories to England’s one. During this time, they’ve averaged 26 points while England have only averaged 15.

However, the stats also show us that home advantage could benefit England in this tie. This is because the home side has won 80% of the last five meetings between the two sides.

Team Form

In 2023, England endured an up and down year. After all, they finished fourth in the 2023 Six Nations, after losing to Ireland, France and Scotland. However, following the arrival of Steve Borthwick as the side’s head coach, they exceeded expectations at the Rugby World Cup. Here they won the Bronze Final after narrowly losing against South Africa in the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, Ireland started 2023 in scintillating form. Not only did they win the 2023 Six Nations, they captured the Grand Slam. However, they then fell short of expectations at the Rugby World Cup, where they were knocked out by New Zealand at the quarter-final stage.

Below our team form guide, you can see in-depth stats about how the two sides have performed in their last five games, including stats about the number of tries they’ve scored, their overall points difference and the number of times they’ve scored the first try. We’ve also detailed how often each team has scored the first points in a game and how often they’ve won the race to 10 points.

Player Head-to-Head

Six Nations battles between England and Ireland are usually tight and tense affairs. Due to this, it’s not uncommon for these matches to be decided by a single moment of magic or a costly mistake.

With this in mind, here’s how two stars of the game in the form of Owen Farrell and Johnny Sexton have performed in recent clashes between England and Ireland. Could either of these talismanic players decide the game?

Other Fixtures

England vs Ireland is one of the biggest rugby fixtures on the planet. However, there’s lots of other action also taking place at the moment. Take a look at the latest fixtures and results, so you can plan your viewing and keep on top of the table.

When was the first meeting between England and Ireland? When was the first meeting between England and Ireland?

England first faced Ireland in an international rugby match in 1875. The match was held at the Oval in London and England won 2-0.

Which team has won more matches against the other, England or Ireland? Which team has won more matches against the other, England or Ireland?

Since 1875, England and Ireland have faced each other 141 times. England have won on 80 occasions, while Ireland have won 53 times. A further eight matches have ended in a draw.

Is the winner of England vs Ireland awarded a trophy? Is the winner of England vs Ireland awarded a trophy?

The winner of England vs Ireland Six Nations matches is awarded the Millennium Trophy. To date, England have won it 20 times, while Ireland have won it on 16 occasions.

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