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  1. Six Nations - Gutsy England grind out win in Ireland

    Six Nations - Gutsy England grind out win in Ireland

    England secured their first win in Dublin for 10 years as they defeated Ireland 12-6 in a gruelling Six Nations tussle. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:80'
    • Ireland
    • England
    • FT England win the final line-out - AND THERE IS THE FINAL WHISTLE….England have won in Dublin for the first time in 10 years.
    • 80' Ireland are offside and England have a penalty – That will kill off the clock and England have the win.
    • 79' ENGLAND STEAL THE LINE-OUT!!!!
    • 79' But now Ireland have a penalty – it is deep inside their own half – they kick to touch but not even to their own 40m line – they need to win this line-out and find a miracle try.
    • 78' Good scrum work from England – they are eating away at the clock – the referee has just ordered a reset.
    • 76' Ireland try to play out inside their own 22 and then find themselves offside. Good pressure from Brad Barritt. England have a scrum and they are edging closer to the win.
    • 75' Farrell can't squeeze it in and Ireland can still win with a converted try as they make a couple of changes.
    • 74' O'Gara slips a ball – gets wrapped up – and is charged with hanging on near the touchline – chance for Farrell on the right side to get what could be a match-winning penalty.
    • 73' Mike Brown does superb to gather a Garryowen and then race out to gather a few more yards.
    • 72 Lawes forced off and Thomas Waldron comes on.
    • 71' O'GARA PUTS IT WIDE!!! That could be a crucial miss – drifted to the right.
    • 70' Dylan Hartley charged with coming in at the side now to the right, just ouside the 22 – you would back O'Gara here.
    • 69' England give away a penalty for obstruction at midfield. O'Gara kicks to just outside the 22.
    • 68' England tackling very well at midfield and then O'Gara has a kick deflected. James Haskell comes back on.
    • 67' Donncha O'Callaghan and Chris Henry on for Donnacha Ryan and Sean O'Brien.
    • 66' (6-12) No problem whatsoever – Farrell puts it between the posts. England 6-0 since losing a man.
    • 66' Farrell to the right – 35m or so out.
    • 65' Lawes is okay.
    • 65' Great tackle from Lawes brings down Kearney who was looking to break with ball in hand and then he is caught hanging on. Another penalty to England. Lawes hurts himself in the process and needs treatment. Another kickable one for Farrell.
    • 64' (6-9) No problems as Farrell kicks from inside the 22 – England have the lead again.
    • 63' Little kick almost bounces up for Tuilagi but England will go back and take what should be an easy three for Farrell.
    • 62' Penalty advantage England.....
    • 61' England with possession inside the Irish half….and then Farrell kicks a great ball into the corner – Kearney is on his own so has to put his hand out of touch to avoid a penalty for hanging on. England line-out five metres out.
    • 60' England taking their time with a line-out – looking to eat away at that sin-bin spell for Haskell.
    • 59' Mako Vunipola is on for for Joe Marler.
    • 58' (6-6) Superb kick from O'Gara – the match is level and Ireland have a man advantage for the next 10 minutes.
    • 57' James Haskell is sin-binned for playing the ball with his boot on the ground. He was trying to move away at the time but he clearly kicked the ball. 10 minutes for him – tough but kickable penalty for O'Gara near the sideline.
    • 56' Ireland's forwards winning the battle up front in this second-half. They have a penalty at midfield off a maul – Conservative kick to touch from O'Gara halfway between the 10m line and the 22.
    • 55' A real battle out there on the pitch – bodies dropping everywhere but O'Driscoll is okay to continue.
    • 55' O'Driscoll hobbling badly for Ireland – might have gone over on his ankle.
    • 54' Wasteful attempt at a kick through from Murray and England can kick deep into Irish territory – O'Gara sends it back the other way.
    • 53' Lawes gathers cleanly from Harley's throw. England clear to the 10m line.
    • 52' Big test for Hartley straight away as Ireland clear 70m off a kick that was possible due to a great catch from O'Brien. Line-out inside the 22.
    • 52' Dylan Hartley on for Tom Youngs who has struggled with his put-ins.
    • 51' Brian O'Driscoll drops the ball just at his own 22' – it looks for a moment like Tuilagi is going to nick it but the ball slips out of his hands too. It is an Irish scrum as O'Driscoll dropped it backwards.
    • 50' O'Brien is okay – Irish line-out just inside their own half at the moment.
    • 49' Sean O'Brien is the latest player down for Ireland – he is getting treatment.
    • 49' Sloppy from England off the line-out again as they overthrow. Ireland steal.
    • 49' Courtney Lawes and Manu Tuilagi on for England. Joe Launchbury and Billy Twelvetrees on.
    • 48' Territory game for a spell. O'Gara with a nice kick to touch inside the English half
    • 46' The crowd getting into this now - Tom Youngs has messed up another line-out and Ireland have a free-kick.
    • 45' (3-6) No problems for O'Gara as he puts Ireland on the board.
    • 45' The Irish front-row dominate the scrum again as they force the English to collapse and they win a penalty – they have their first kick at goal – O'Gara should kick this.
    • 44' Knock-on Ireland off the line-out – groans from the fans – they have seen this before.
    • 43' Penalty Ireland after great work from Mike Ross off the scrum. O'Gara kicks the penalty but not even to the 22.
    • 42' While England now make a handling error as Parling spills it at the Irish 10m line – Irish put in.
    • 41' Ronan O'Gara gets us back underway.
    • HT This kick goes stays to the right of the posts and doesn't sneak in. And that's the last action of a poor half of rugby. England making fewer mistakes though and that is why they are in front.
    • 39' Penalty England as O'Gara is caught in no man's land just inside his own half. He is charged for not releasing and this penalty is very near where Farrell kicked his last two from – this the longest though.
    • 39' Ireland now win a penalty as England are charged with holding on – danger over.
    • 38' England have switched from left to right and are moving back the other way but are going from side-to-side not forward.
    • 38' More handbags from both sets of players – this whole match has been a bit of a mess.
    • 37' Awful throw from Tom Youngs and Ireland gather but then England turn the ball over and they will be awarded a scrum – does either side want to win this????
    • 36' Irish fans very frustrated here with all the mistakes their team are making – they have just conceded a penalty now and Farrell kicks to touch right at the 22 mark.
    • 35' Handling error number NINE for Ireland they had a line-out inside the English half - O'Mahony makes it difficult with his give back but Murray should still have gathered.
    • 33' Goode does very well to slide in and gather a kick-through that got a bit of a deflection – not easy in these conditions and England can clear.
    • 32' Terrible news for Ireland – Jonathan Sexton has pulled his hamstring and his afternoon is over. Ronan O'Gara comes on. Ireland lucky to have such an experienced replacement - his 127th cap.
    • 31' Scrappy stuff from both teams – Ireland awarded a scrum just inside the English half but now Sexton has gone down with an injury.
    • 30' Heaslip lets a clearance slip through his hands inside his own half. Handling error number eight for Ireland.
    • 29' (0-6) Super kick again from Farrell though – never in any doubt – England extend their lead against the run of play.
    • 28' Jamie Heaslip charged with coming in at the side and England have a chance to kick a penalty – tough one though – over 40m out and to the right.
    • 27' I'm not sure Brian O'Driscoll will be passing around his newborn daughter with his team-mates any time soon on the evidence of this handling performance.
    • 26' Nine handling errors in the match already – seven of them from Ireland.
    • 26' And AGAIN Ireland knock the ball on. They are struggling to cope with the slippery ball.
    • 25' Gilroy find Earls down the right with a great pass to move Ireland up to the 22 – Kearney gets them inside there.
    • 24' England's turn to mess up a line-out – Ireland have a scrum just inside their own half.
    • 23' Spell of Irish pressure yields no points – England have cleared to midfield off a penalty.
    • 22' Another handling error from Ireland – their SIXTH – after the scrum had turned the ball over. Mike McCarthy the guilty man this time.
    • 21' Ireland gather from the line-out – they have the ball just at the English 22 – good angled run from D'Arcy is eventually found but he sees the ball stripped by Farrell and it is knocked on. Ireland making too many handling errors.
    • 19' Poor kick from Sexton just outside the 22 – just got stuck in the pitch and Goode can gather and clear without much trouble. Only to just outside the 22 though.
    • 18' Roars from the Irish fans as they turn the ball over at their own 10m line and then they win a penalty as Haskell fails to move away.
    • 17' England have a penalty at midfield – just seen a replay of Healy's stamp too and it was a little nasty – the English player was on the wrong side though.
    • 16' Kick to the 22 again but England once again turn the ball over not once but twice first from the line-out and then after the ball slipped out – sloppy from the Irish.
    • 15' The two sets of forwards have a little scrap at midfield – the referee tells both captains to calm their men down. Ireland have a penalty at midfielder – the English got annoyed as it seems Healy came in and stamped one of their men.
    • 14' Mick McCarthy gathers from the line-out and then Ireland keep it in hand and Earls clears the danger by running after finding a gap. Looks like Ireland have a chance to switch from left to right but Sexton decides to kick the other way.
    • 13' The move breaks down though as Alex Goode slips while trying to pass to Ashton and the ball goes out for an Irish line-out.
    • 12' Decent scrum from England – their turn to try and find a gap inside the Irish 22.
    • 11' It gets worse for Ireland too as Zebo has a knock and is going off – Keith Earls comes on.
    • 11' Ireland now knock the ball on inside their own 22 – that is their third handling error already – chance for England with the scrum.
    • 10' Ireland hold possession for a good few phases but without progress – great defence from England who push Ireland back to the 22 and then Aston nicks possession and clears up the other end.
    • 9' Well taken off the line-out from Ireland this time – they're inside the 22'
    • 8' Craig Gilroy charges down an Owen Farrell kick at midfield and Farrell then immediately tugs Murray who is looking to prod the ball forward. Penalty to Ireland and Farrell lucky not to be binned for a cynical stop. Ireland kick to the 22.
    • 6' Geoff Parlin beats Donnacha Ryan at the line-out to turn over possession.
    • 5' England off their feet inside the Irish half – the penalty is kicked to touch into the English half just outside the 22'
    • 4' England with a scrum at midfield the first of the match – it will be a key area – England keep control of things and feed out to Farrell to kick up field
    • 3' (0-3) Expertly done from Owen Farrell who splits the posts – an encouraging start for the visitors
    • 3' Early kickable penalty for England just a little to the right about just beyond the 10 metre line.
    • 2' England building from midfield after Conor Murray cleared off the initial kick-off. Handling the ball well in the initial few phases.
    • 1' Owen Farrell gets us underway….Ireland will attack the North stand in the first-half.
    • 14:56 Just having the anthems now – as Ireland are at home they will play both Amhrán na bhFiann and Ireland's Call, when they play away just the latter is played.
    • 14:53 England enjoyed a crushing 30-9 win at Twickenham on St. Patrick's Day last year but they are looking for their first win in Dublin for 10 years.
    • 14:51 The Irish team enter the arena soon after England, it is cold and wet but the fans are in good voice.
    • 14:50 One change for England. No.8 Ben Morgan is out injured so James Haskell comes in as blindside flanker with Tom Wood moving back to No.8. ENGLAND: 15-Alex Goode, 14-Chris Ashton, 13-Brad Barritt, 12-Billy Twelvetrees, 11-Mike Brown, 10-Owen Farrell, 9-Ben Youngs; 8-Tom Wood, 7-Chris Robshaw (captain), 6-James Haskell, 5-Geoff Parling, 4-Joe Launchbury, 3-Dan Cole, 2-Tom Youngs, 1-Joe Marler.
    • 14:45 The conditions are absolutely terrible in Dublin with the rain pelting it down. That might suit England a little bit more who will fancy their chances in the scrum. Ireland showed some great ball handling ability against England but it will be tougher to throw around today.
    • 14:40 A reminder of the Irish team – unchanged from the side that beat Wales: 15-Rob Kearney, 14-Craig Gilroy, 13-Brian O'Driscoll, 12-Gordon D'Arcy, 11-Simon Zebo, 10-Jonathan Sexton, 9-Conor Murray; 8-Jamie Heaslip (captain), 7-Sean O'Brien, 6-Peter O'Mahony, 5-Donnacha Ryan, 4-Mike McCarthy, 3-Mike Ross, 2-Rory Best, 1-Cian Healy.
    • 14:35 It will be interesting to see how Brian O'Driscoll performs this afternoon as just a few hours ago his wife Amy Huberman gave birth to a baby girl called Sadie.
    • 14:30 Welcome to our live coverage of the weekend's big Six Nations clash at the Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road to you traditionalists)
  • Summary

    Ireland versus England
      Tries  
      Conversions  
    O'Gara 45’, 58’ Penalties Farrell 3’, 29’, 64’, 66’
      Drops  

Live Team Line-Up

  • Ireland

    Manager: Declan Kidney

    On the Field

    • Healy Substitution Out (75′)
    • Best Substitution Out (75′)
    • Ross Substitution Out (80′)
    • McCarthy
    • Ryan Substitution Out (67′)
    • O'Mahony
    • O'Brien Substitution Out (67′)
    • Heaslip
    • Murray
    • Sexton Substitution Out (32′)
    • Zebo Substitution Out (12′)
    • D'Arcy
    • O'Driscoll
    • Gilroy
    • Kearney

    Subs

    • O'Callaghan Substitution In (67′)
    • O'Gara Substitution In (32′)
    • Reddan
    • Fitzpatrick Substitution In (80′)
    • Earls Substitution In (12′)
    • Henry Substitution In (67′)
    • Cronin Substitution In (75′)
    • Kilcoyne Substitution In (75′)
    • Kilcoyne

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

  • England

    Manager: Stuart Lancaster

    On the Field

    • Marler Substitution Out (59′)
    • Youngs Substitution Out (50′)
    • Cole Substitution Out (77′)
    • Launchbury Substitution Out (48′)
    • Parling
    • Haskell Yellow Card
    • Robshaw
    • Wood
    • Youngs
    • Farrell
    • Brown
    • Twelvetrees Substitution Out (48′)
    • Barritt
    • Ashton
    • Goode

    Subs

    • Waldrom Substitution In (71′)
    • Hartley Substitution In (50′)
    • Flood
    • Care
    • Lawes Substitution In (48′) Substitution Out (71′)
    • Wilson Substitution In (77′)
    • Tuilagi Substitution In (48′)
    • Vunipola Substitution In (59′)

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None