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.
The English squad, albeit they have been pre-tournament favorites given their free-flow attack yet could not find a way through flawless Irish defense & aggressive aerial strikes directed by Murray and Sexton.
The great lofted kick from Murray isolated English fullback Goode (Alex) who had his position yet lost to leading Henshaw. One of the video reviews showed that Connacht center-grounded ball amidst the bustling roar of a grand 55,000-strong crowd that gathered at the Aviva Stadium.
England tried to come up with an aggressive fightback in last ten minutes of the game & got their ball twice over Irish attempt line. Ireland has come up with just 1 try in the initial 3 matches of this tournament.