England beats Ireland to revive Six Nations Championship hopes
Showing the form which had taken them to the final of the World Cup of Rugby Union in Japan last year, England maintained the unbeaten over the ground, generally and scoring three tries controlling play in the first half of
“We knew Ireland were in good form and we came out flying,” said man of the match Courtney Laws.
“We just need to continue building, the goal is to be the best team the world has ever seen,” he added.
With expectations really high after the heroics at the World Cup of the team from South Africa from the name game, England produced a slow start to the Seven Nations to France at Paris.
But a screen has adopted closely a Calcutta win over Scotland in stormy nations to guarantee a below-par Irish facet that their hopes of a Grand Slam as well as the Crown were finished.
The visitor, coming off the rear of wins across Wales and Scotland to the match, made a start, falling behind to an opportunist try by England fly half George Ford.
He chased a grubber kick down by Ben Youngs which bounced wickedly to touch down the attempt converted by Owen Farrell, after eight minutes.
As Ford’s kick eluded Eliot Daly and the defense beat Jacob Stockdale to move over england’s second attempt came in similar style, his effort transformed by Farrell.
A penalty by Farrell left the great with England 17-0 in the half , the lead cut immediately following the restart as Robbie Henshaw squeezed over the conversion, for an Ireland attempt.
The Irish revival was short lived and effective play be the England forward saw the third try is scored by Luke Cowan-Dickie, together with Farrell.
At the whistle with Andrew Porter going around for his first global try, converted by John 24, further consolation arrived.
Ireland captain Sexton confessed that”our mistakes not covering chips for the 2 attempts” had cost his side dear, despite another half fightback.
Under coach Andy Farrell, England center Owen, Ireland’s daddy still has far to play for in Paris with a potential championship decider against France and a home match against Italy.
Eddie Jones’ England head at the last round of fixtures to Italy and can seal the Triple Crown with victory over Wales at Twickenham in a fortnight.
France make it three from three
Saturday’s action saw France, motivated by Romain Ntamack, stay firmly using a thrilling 27-23 victory over defending winner Wales on track for the Grand Slam and Six Nations crown.
Ntamack scored a superb intercept try after Wales had closed into 16-17 down and kicked 12 points with his boot up as France ensured its first win since 2010 in Cardiff.
It was revenge for Les Bleus’ quarterfinal defeat to Wales last year, and it has abandoned the French with a winning record after three matches having conquered Italy and England.
Son of a former French Emile, ntamack, was part of a young group with only 234 caps against a Six Nations record 859 for Wales.
“We have no experience but we play with a grin but it was good experience to win ,” he said.
Though a Dan Biggar try still gave his side hope that was late, wales coach Wayne Pivac pointed into the Ntamack attempt as the moment.
“Once half-time everything went to plan in regard to the momentum change. We got back into the game and the intercept murdered that the momentum,” Pivac said.
“We need to make sure the big moments in the match go our way,” he further added.
Scotland triumph in Rome
Meanwhile, Scotland made no mistake against Italy from Rome, operating in three tries in a victory on the spoon team that was continuing.
Gregor Townsend’s guys had been abandoned by defeats England and Ireland under pressure going into the match, but his group stepped up to the battle.
Scotland was led from the front by captain Stuart Hoff who opened the scoring with a solo try in the Stadio Olimpico.
Chris Harris and Adam Hastings went over in the second half to discover any hopes of a house revival.