England player ratings vs Ireland: 2024 Six Nations - Ruck

England player ratings vs Ireland: 2024 Six Nations

England player ratings vs Ireland from today’s epic fourth round clash in the 2024 Guinness Six nations clash at Twickenham.

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Marcus Smith delivered a last second drop-goal in the dying moments as England showcased their finest performance under the Steve Borthwick era, stunning Ireland in an electrifying Six Nations clash.

Despite trailing by two points following James Lowe’s late try, Smith’s deft drop-foal sealed the victory, igniting Twickenham with jubilation.

Ollie Lawrence, George Furbank and Ben Earl found the try line, propelling England into the lead before Lowe’s seemingly decisive score for Ireland.

England’s slim title aspirations persist while Ireland maintains their position at the top of the table.

The Scorers:


  • Tries: Ollie Lawrence (03′), George Furbank (47′), Ben Earl (59′)
  • Cons: Marcus Smith(60′)
  • Pens: George Ford(16′)


  • Tries: James Lowe (43′,72′)
  • Cons:  
  • Pens: Jack Crowley (02′, 19′, 34′, 40′)

RUCK’s Player Of The Match:

England Player Stats:

Carries: Ben Earl – 17

Metres: Ben Earl – 78

Defenders beaten: Ben Earl – 8

Tackles: George Martin – 14

Tackles missed: Henry Slade – 3

Turnovers won: Ollie Chessum – 2

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England player ratings vs Ireland:

15. George Furbank – 7.5

A rocky start as Furbank knocked the ball on after Lawrence’s chip into the back-field. Stopped the try from being scored as the centre eyed up his second score. Turned this round at 33 minutes with a great effort under the high ball and skipped passed some tackles. Knocked the ball on in contact, as he tried to explode onto Feyi-Waboso’s quick ball. Unable to keep the kick from James Lowe in field at 37 minutes. Scored a try early in the second half, with a great finish out in the wide channels, after Itoje and Underhill kept the ball alive. 

14. Immanuel Feyi-Waboso – 7

Made solid breaks and added an extra punch over the gain-line as England lifted the fans. 27th minute, he clattered into Gibson-Park as the scrum-half kicked the ball away into the in-goal area, great hit. Floated well into the midfield as he interlinked with the likes of Slade and Furbank. Straight off his feet at a 53rd minute ruck, and Henshaw dispatched him for the turnover. Great take under the high ball 54th minute as Ireland looked to pile on pressure near England goal line. 

13. Henry Slade – 6.5

Held up by Josh van der Flier as he tried to break the line, and had his carrying effort turned into a maul as England lost possession. Whipped the ball around well, and reminded the England coaching staff on his strength in defence and from the boot. A telepathic connection with Feyi-Waboso, as Slade played the young Exeter wing in on many crash lines.

12. Ollie Lawrence – 7

Great finish for the first try, as he sealed the move with an impressive dive over the try-line. Thought he was over for the second from his own kick chase, yet George Furbank’s knock on hindered his efforts and the try was disallowed. A solid effort from the Bath man, who ran out a far better performance than against Scotland.

11. Tommy Freeman -7.5

Clattering collisions were Freeman’s order of the day, as he marched his way over the Ireland gain-line time and again. Destructive with the ball as he proved to be a challenge for the defenders, Freeman sent Calvin Nash off for a failed HIA, after a dominant carry. The Saints wing went down at 55 minutes, after a heavy collision. But soldiered on for move runs into contact.