ENG
No.Name
15Elliot Daly, FB
T
14Jonny May, W
13Manu Tuilagi, C
12Owen Farrell, C
3
11Jonathan Joseph, W
10George Ford, FH
T
9Ben Youngs, SH
1Joe Marler, P
2Jamie George, H
3Kyle Sinckler, P
4Maro Itoje, L
5George Kruis, L
6Courtney Lawes, FL
7Sam Underhill, FL
8Tom Curry, N8
Replacements
16Luke Cowan-Dickie, R
T
17Ellis Genge, R
18Will Stuart, R
19Joe Launchbury, R
20Charlie Ewels, R
21Ben Earl, R
22Willi Heinz, R
23Henry Slade, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Twickenham
10:00 AM, February 23, 2020
Capacity: 82,000

Match Commentary

81'+324-12 End of second half
81'+324-12 Conversion - John Cooney , Ireland
81'+224-10 Try - Andrew Porter , Ireland
80'That's it for the live commentary. Stay tuned for a full report and more Six Nations news.
80'England finish with a crucial victory, and Owen Farrell has won the bragging rights over his father, Andy.
80'Caelan Doris launches himself from the Ireland ruck that is just a metre out from the England try line, but he can't quite get the score. Nevertheless, replacement Andrew Porter is able to get it over the line and makes the scoreline a little more bearable.
79'The sting has been taken out of the game as England seek a fourth try that would secure a valuable bonus point. It doesn't look like it will happen though as enter the dying seconds of the match.
76'Willi Heinz kicks really far down the field with a solid clearance. The time is just ticking toward an England win.
74'Substitute on - Henry Slade , England
74'Player substituted - Manu Tuilagi , England
72'Ireland queuing up down the left sideline where the ball is cut quickly back inside to John Cooney who drives forward. They keep the ball a while longer, eventually spreading it out to the right but Ireland are caught offside.
69'Substitute on - Will Stuart , England
69'Player substituted - Kyle Sinckler , England
68'Not long to go in the game and you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone hopeful of an Ireland comeback. It looks like this game is only going one way.
66'Ireland have conceded 13 turnovers so far. It's been a difficult day.
66'Substitute on - Ben Earl , England
66'Player substituted - Tom Curry , England
66'Player substituted - Andrew Conway , Ireland
66'Substitute on - Ross Byrne , Ireland
64'Owen Farrell doing what his opposite number Johnny Sexton has been unable to do today: kick it through the posts. His dad, Ireland coach Andy Farell, can't be too happy right now.
64'Substitute on - Keith Earls , Ireland
64'Player substituted - Jordan Larmour , Ireland
64'24-5 Conversion - Owen Farrell , England
62'And Ireland's task looks to be somewhat insurmountable. An England lineout leads to a maul that is driven over the try line. Replacement Luke Cowan-Dickie gets the score.
62'22-5 Try - Luke Cowan-Dickie , England
61'Player substituted - George Kruis , England
61'Substitute on - Joe Launchbury , England
61'Substitute on - Ultan Dillane , Ireland
61'Player substituted - Devin Toner , Ireland
61'Substitute on - Caelan Doris , Ireland
61'Player substituted - Josh van der Flier , Ireland
61'Substitute on - Ronan Kelleher , Ireland
61'Player substituted - Rob Herring , Ireland
60'England are dominating the scrum. Really doing the business as they win yet another and get a penalty. Tensions boil over a little as James Ryan shows his frustration and shoves a couple of England defenders.
58'Substitute on - Andrew Porter , Ireland
58'Player substituted - Tadhg Furlong , Ireland
58'Substitute on - Charlie Ewels , England
58'Player substituted - Courtney Lawes , England
58'Player substituted - Joe Marler , England
58'Substitute on - Ellis Genge , England
58'Substitute on - Willi Heinz , England
58'Player substituted - Ben Youngs , England
57'A good spell of possession was kickstarted into high-gear when George Ford got in behind the Irish defenders with a series of dummy passes. Maro Itoje got the ball soon after a drove Ireland almost to their own try line. The ball was then spread to the right-wing where Elliot Daly couldn't catch the final pass and knocks on.
55'England's Manu Tualagi looks for a second to be in for a try. But the ref's whistle blows for a knock-on before he can place the ball down.
55'Player substituted - Conor Murray , Ireland
55'Substitute on - John Cooney , Ireland
52'Johnny Seton drags his conversion wide for the second time this game. It was a tough kick. That's for sure. But he made a meal of it when Ireland could really have done with the extra two points.
52'Player substituted - Jamie George , England
52'Substitute on - Luke Cowan-Dickie , England
50'And Ireland make good on that risky, risky decision. They really needed to score and boy did they deliver. A short spell of play ends with Robbie Henshaw finding some space and diving between two England bodies to score.
50'17-5 Try - Robbie Henshaw , Ireland
49'Ireland are hitting back. The ball has spent the majority of the time in England's 22. Kyle Sinkler is penalised for a high tackle from five metres out. Go for the easy kick and three points? Not Ireland. They've opted for a scrum.
46'Owen Farrell was grabbing on to CJ Stander's leg and would not let go. Stander tried to shake him off, lifting the full wright of Farrell on a couple of occasions. Penalty called against Farrell, you can't do that.
44'An interesting stat for you: Ireland have never come back from this far behind at half-time in test match rugby. A win here would be historic.
43'Maro Itoje shows his great skill again, ripping the ball away from Jordan Larmour to win back possession.
41'We're back underway at Twickenham!
41'17-0 End of first half
40'And that's the half. England very much the better of the two sides, although they benefitted from two bounces inside the Irish try area.
40'Owen Farrell kicks a straight forward penalty over the posts. Ireland's task gets tougher.
40'17-0 Start of second half
40'17-0 Penalty goal - Owen Farrell , England
38'England win a penalty inside the Irish 22 after the visitors are caught offisde. Farrell looking to extend his side's lead.
37'England kick the ball down the left flank and Joeseph chases. They retain the ball and launch another attack in the Irish 22.
34'Ireland having a spell of possession, but it's all in their own half of the field. Conor Murray looking unusually uncomfortable so far.
32'Maro Itoje launches himself at Conor Murray as he kicked from the back of an Irish ruck. England turn the ball over shortly after. Murray is having a torrid time of it so far.
29'Conor Murray butchers a kick in the face of a mean-looking England defensive line. They're feeling the pressure.
27'Ireland's Bundee Aki knocks on and England get another penalty, and another chance to test the Irish defence.
26'Player substituted - Cian Healy , Ireland
26'Substitute on - Dave Kilcoyne , Ireland
25'It's as if the ball is seeking an England player once it bounces. Similar to their first try, a small chip into the Irish try area is met by Elliot Daly who nudges a Green shirt out Jacob Stockdale aside and adds to England's lead. TMO confirms the try.
25'14-0 Conversion - Owen Farrell , England
25'12-0 Try - Elliot Daly , England
24'CJ Stander, no longer wearing his shirt at the time, charged Maro Itoje as he was on the floor. Both players warned of their behaviour. Stander putting his shirt back on, too.
23'Jonathan Joeseph surges through the Irish line to kick start another attacking move. The ball moves out to the left before England win yet another penalty.
21'England on the charge again after Furlong collapses the scrum. England kick to the corner and launch another great attacking opportunity.
17'England are getting the better of Ireland so far, but only just. A couple of big Irish mistakes have cost them vital points.
14'Sexton will hope to forget that quickly. He had an opportunity to put up his side's first points of the day but dragged the seemingly-straight forward penalty kick wide to the left.
13'Ireland fail to make use of the opportunity. Sexton received the ball from the ensuing maul and he kicks very high to the opposite wing. England regain their shape though and recover.
12'Ireland make their first real attack of the game so far. A high ball is contested by Jonny May but he can't keep hold of it and knocks the ball on. Ireland get a penalty and kick to the corner. They have a lineout in very dangerous territory.
9'Wow! It's been all England so far. A kick from Ben Youngs bounced into the Irish try area. Jonny Sexton couldn't keep it in hand. George Ford is bursting in behind him and capitalises, touching down the ball as it hits the deck.
9'7-0 Conversion - Owen Farrell , England
8'5-0 Try - George Ford , England
6'Ireland's Conor Murray makes a great tackle on Tom Curry who was driving toward the Ireland line next to the left sideline.
4'England are supplying the pressure early on. They were just a few metres out from the Irish try line. Manu Tualagi has had a couple of powerful forward runs that had driven the hosts forward. Unable to convert, though. England scrum five metres out.
1'We're underway!
1'And if you haven't heard, this game pits England fly-half Owen Farrell against his dad, Ireland coach Andy Farrell. It's all about bragging rights this one.
1'It's been a tough start to the campaign for England, who couldn't handle the rapid pace of the French attack in their opening game but edged to victory in a blustery Murrayfield affair the next week against Scotland.
1'Ireland come into this game one win away from a clean sweep of the home nations in this year's Championship after defeating Scotland and Wales in their opening two games. Eddie Jones' men will be doing everything they can to stop them though.
1'This game will have a very tough task to be as entertaining as France's thrilling 27-23 victory over Wales yesterday.
1'Hello and welcome to ESPN's live coverage of today's Six Nations clash between England against Ireland. Kick-off is in 15 minutes.
1'0-0 Start of first half

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