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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)

YearHomeScoreAwayVenue
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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Six Nations 2011 Fixtures

The 2011 Six Nations kicks off on Friday 4th February with Wales at home against England. Ireland’s first match takes place in Rome against Italy on Saturday 5th.

Ireland will host both France and England at the new Lansdowne road/Aviva Stadium. This years tournament will end on super Saturday 19th March with Ireland v England.

Friday, 04 February 2011
Wales v England, 19:45

Saturday, 05 February 2011
France v Scotland, 17:00
Italy v Ireland, 14:30

Saturday, 12 February 2011
England v Italy, 14:30
Scotland v Wales, 17:00

Sunday, 13 February 2011
Ireland v France, 15:00

Saturday, 26 February 2011
England v France, 17:00
Italy v Wales, 14:30
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England 16 – 20 Ireland

After the nightmare in Paris, Ireland is almost back on track. A triple crown is the obvious goal but we still should not give up on the Six Nations trophy even though France firmly have one hand on it.

Nothing beats the excitement and thrill of a win in Twickenham. Even in wet conditions Ireland got the tactics right. Unfortunately after a flying start Ireland were unable to build a meaningful lead however thanks to a wall of green neither were England.

Once again Ireland’s line-out was working like a well oiled machine, the scrum still looks a bit rough around the edges but the forwards made up for it at the breakdowns.

O’Gara’s substitution was well timed, experience was the key in the last 10 minutes especially with the loss of O’Driscoll. The kick to the corner which led to Tommy Bowe’s magnificent try was exactly what was needed. I hope that this game has given Ireland the confidence to reach full capacity in the last two games.

Lets not forget the quite man of the moment John Hayes winning his 100th cap, a truly remarkable achievement for any player never mind a prop-forward.

Heres to the Grand Slam & Ronan O’Gara

Straight from Limerick’s Corrigan Brothers a re-work of their first hit “Theres no one is Irish as Barack Obama”

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Homecoming event for Irish Team

A civic reception has been planned for the Grand Slam-winning Ireland squad and management, which will be held outside the Mansion House in Dublin at 4.30pm on Sunday.

Dawson Street will be closed to traffic tomorrow (Sunday) as preparations are made for the squad’s homecoming event.

More Information on the official Irish Rugby website

Ireland win 2009 Grand Slam

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Update: Watch the homecoming online – Looks like the RTE website will be broadcasting the homecoming reception online at around 4:30pm (GMT). Hopefully all you fans from around the world will be able to tune in and watch the the boys welcomed home.

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History has been made and Ireland have come out on the winning side. It had everything a championship final has to offer – heart stopping, adrenalin pumping, nerve shattering game.

If you want to see some great photos of the match and celebration try Inpho Photos

Leave a comment on this momentous game here

Now to celebrate – Come on Ireland!!

If you were at the game any photos would be appreciated, send them to andrew@irishrugby.co.uk