A round up of the Ireland v England fixture for the last 10 years.
The last 10 years have certainly been in Ireland’s favour with 7 wins against 3 losses (winning team highlighted in bold)
|2010||England||16 - 20||Ireland||Twickenham|
|2009||Ireland||14 - 13||England||Croke Park|
|2008||England||33 - 10||Ireland||Twickenham|
|2007||Ireland||43 - 13||England||Croke Park|
|2006||England||24 - 28||Ireland||Twickenham|
|2005||Ireland||19 - 13||England||Lansdowne Road|
|2004||England||13 - 19||Ireland||Twickenham|
|2003||Ireland||6 - 42||England||Lansdowne Road|
|2002||England||45 - 11||Ireland||Twickenham|
|2001||Ireland||20 - 14||England||Lansdowne Road|
If history shows us one thing, it’s that when England win against Ireland, they win well.
What will 2011 bring?
Saturday 19th March – KO 17:00
Forwards: 1-Cian Healy, 2-Rory Best, 3-Mike Ross, 4-Donncha O’Callaghan, 5-Paul O’Connell, 6-Sean O’Brien, 7-David Wallace, 8-Jamie Heaslip.
Backs: 9-Eoin Reddan, 10-Jonathan Sexton, 11-Andrew Trimble, 12-Gordon D’Arcy, 13-Brian O’Driscoll (captain), 14-Tommy Bowe, 15-Keith Earls.
Replacements: Sean Cronin, Tom Court, Leo Cullen, Denis Leamy, Peter Stringer, Ronan O’Gara, Paddy Wallace.
The Underdogs? According to the bookmakers England will be favourites going into this weekends game. We all know anything can happen in rugby especially when an English team comes to visit. For many fans Ireland are unlikely to feel like the underdogs on home turf.
PaddyPower are offering odds of 6/4 for an Irish win, great odds if your a believer!
A few highlights of this fixture
Historic moment at Croker even the referee can be spotted singing Ireland’s call at 3:43.