Monthly Archives: March 2011

Ireland v England

A round up of the Ireland v England fixture for the last 10 years.

Previous Results

The last 10 years have certainly been in Ireland’s favour with 7 wins against 3 losses (winning team highlighted in bold)

2010England16 - 20IrelandTwickenham
2009Ireland14 - 13EnglandCroke Park
2008England33 - 10IrelandTwickenham
2007Ireland43 - 13EnglandCroke Park
2006England24 - 28IrelandTwickenham
2005Ireland19 - 13EnglandLansdowne Road
2004England13 - 19IrelandTwickenham
2003Ireland6 - 42EnglandLansdowne Road
2002England45 - 11IrelandTwickenham
2001Ireland20 - 14EnglandLansdowne 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

The Team:
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

Keith Wood Try – 2001
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The Anthems! – 2007
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Historic moment at Croker even the referee can be spotted singing Ireland’s call at 3:43.

Matin Johnson vs Ireland – 2003
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Shane Horgan Try – 2007
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