England vs Ireland player ratings as Andy Farrell’s men kept their title chances alive with a bonus-point win following Charlie Ewels red card .
Following the forwards dismissal after just 58 seconds, the visitors raced into an eight point lead through a Johnny Sexton penalty and James Lowe try.
Hugo Keenan got a second score for the Irish before the break, however, three penalties from Marcus Smith ensured the 14 men of England remained in the game, 9-15.
Two more penalties from Smith after the break levelled the scores before Sexton’s boot edged the visitors back ahead.
Despite England’s spirited defence and a bubblin atmosphere, Ireland took advantage of tiring legs to secure the bonus-point through late tries from Jack Conan and Finlay Bealham.
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England: 15 (9)
- Pens: Smith 17,32,40,52,60
Ireland: 32 (15)
- Tries: Lowe 2, Keenan 36, Conan 71, Bealham 75
- Cons: Sexton 37,72,76
- Pens: Sexton 2,65
RUCK’S PLAYER OF THE MATCH – POWERED BY WITAN INVESTMENT TRUST
- Most carries: Hugo Keenan (Ireland) – 14
- Most metres made: James Lowe (Ireland) – 177
- Most tackles: Sam Simmonds (England) – 15
- Missed tackles: Cian Healy (Ireland), Maro Itoje (England) – 3
- Offloads: Johnny Sexton (Ireland) – 2
- Turnovers won: Joe Marchant (England) – 2
- Turnovers conceded: Garry Ringrose (Ireland) – 4
England vs Ireland player ratings:
England: Steward 7, Malins 6, Slade 7, Marchant 8, Nowell 9, Smith 8, Randall 7; Genge 9, George 9, Sinckler 6, Itoje 8, Ewels 0, Lawes (capt) 7, Curry 5, Simmonds 8
Ireland: Keenan 8, Conway 8, Ringrose 4, Aki 6, Lowe 7, Sexton (capt) 7, Gibson Park 9; Healy 5, Sheehan 6, Furlong 7, Beirne 8, Ryan N/a, O’Mahony 8, Van der Flier 7, Doris 8
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