Ireland triumphs over England in Six Nations

It’s surely a gala time for the Irish rugby fans- their favorite squad has once again continued with their unbeaten Six Nations record defeating England this time which also marked the latter’s first loss in the tournament. The Irish team ran to victory with a great 19-9 win.

The phenomenal Ireland rugby squad stayed on the course to replay their glory as great 6 Nations champs for the 1st time since the year 1983. The triumph matched the Irish team’s all-time great record of ten wins in a row & broke a 4-game losing trend against England.

The Irish team trips to Scotland and Wales whilst England would be playing Scotland and France.

As the match started, Ireland took up the command quite early with around 90% control on possession in initial quarter of the match. This early dominance led to a couple of Sexton penalty attempts, offset by a smart drop goal from Ford which slashed the Irish advantage to something like 6-3. However, Ford missed out on his 1st penalty try & Sexton hit a 3rd that put the Irish team up to 9-3.

Chris Ashton doesn’t expect England call-up

Saracens FC winger Chris Ashton has admitted that he does not expect to be a part of Stuart Lancaster’s England team for the upcoming Six Nations Championship.

The 27 year old has a prolific record at international level, scoring 19 tries in just 39 appearances for the national team and he was also the star for Saracens FC as they thrashed Munster 33-10 in the European Champions Cup, scoring two tries.

However, in terms of the international scene for England, he remains a rank outsider with the likes of Marland Yarde, Anthony Watson, Jonny May and Semesa Rokoduguni all being preferred by Lancaster ahead of Ashton.