Ireland v England live: Score and latest updates from the Six Nations

ireland v england live: score and latest updates from the six nations

ireland-v-england-six-nations-2023-live-score-latest – Getty Images/Seb Daly

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06:10 PM

40 mins: Ireland 10-6 England

They’re back under way at the Aviva Stadium – what can 14-man England do this 40 minutes?

06:08 PM

Here’s the key moment from the first half

The moment Steward’s elbow caught Keenan’s head.

ireland v england live: score and latest updates from the six nations

Steward – ITV

ireland v england live: score and latest updates from the six nations

Steward – Getty Images

06:03 PM

Here’s that well-executed try from Sheehan

It’s the difference between the sides at the moment.

06:00 PM

Daniel Schofield’s half-time verdict

ireland v england live: score and latest updates from the six nations

Telegraph Sport analysis

The first half was a story of English defiance and discipline, or lack thereof as they conceded a staggering 10 penalties and had Freddie Steward sent off. First the good stuff. From the off, England played with a physicality that had been utterly absent last week in the record defeat to France. Passivity had been replaced by passion, epitomised by the rampaging performance of Jack Willis who made an astonishing 20 tackles. Perhaps for the first time in this Championship Ireland were rattled. Kicks were skewed and offloads went to ground as against all odds England built a 6-0 lead.

Despite more than holding their own, England were ultimately undone by their discipline getting on the wrong side of Jaco Peyper. A soft Ellis Genge penalty gave Ireland the platform to score from a clever lineout move finished by hooker Dan Sheehan. Then in first half injury time, Steward was sent off for making direct contact with the head of opposite number Hugo Keenan. It was more clumsy than malicious but a red card became more inevitable with every passing replay.

England won a moral victory by holding out Ireland in the final play of the half but with 14 men their chances of raining on the Irish Grand Slam parade seem remote.

05:55 PM

HALF-TIME: Ireland 10-6 England

Big last couple of minutes there. England are down to 14 men and with Ireland having their noses (just) in front England will require a Herculean effort after the break to win this. That’s what they’ve put in this half in a performance a world away from their humiliation against France. But with the man advantage the much-heralded Irish attack, that was far from it’s fluent best during the first 40, may well fancy its chances over the second 40.

05:51 PM

42 mins: Ireland 10-6 England

Ireland now have the ball in the England 22 with a man advantage – what can they do here? They are just five yards out Baird, then Furlong both attempt to barge over from close range. England are defending with everything they’ve got and force the knock-on. They will feel like a moral win for the visitors.

05:49 PM

40 mins: Ireland 10-6 England

From the line-out they work the ball wide at pace – they had the numbers but the execution is just found wanting and Hansen plays a forward pass. The crowd, however, aren’t happy as Steward has gone into Keenan after that forward pass. It looks as though he’s trying to get out of the way, there’s contact to the head with his elbow and in slow motion it doesn’t look good. Even though he does look as though he’s trying to avoid him there’s no mitigation and he is shown the red card. Steward is pleading his case but it falls on deaf ears ‘I had a millisecond [to get out the way]’ the full-back said…

Huge moment in this game. The letter of the law probably means it’s the right decision from Jaco Peyper but at the same time it’s very harsh on Steward.

05:46 PM

38 mins: Ireland 10-6 England

For once Arundell has the ball in a bit of space but he’s well defended by the Irish and the ball is turned over. England are then offside after the resulting scrum and Sexton kicks for touch. There are just 40 seconds to go until the break but they could be a big 40 seconds.

05:41 PM

35 mins: Ireland 10-6 England

Over the past 10 minutes or so the possession and territory stats had been moving in Ireland’s favour and that try didn’t come out of the blue, despite England’s decent defence so far.

Meanwhile, there’s a knock-on from Farrell and it’s scrum for the hosts on halfway.

05:40 PM


Ireland 10-6 England

From the resulting line-out Ireland go to the back, Van der Flier then breaks off the back of the maul before playing a lovely inside pass that Dan Sheehan races on to. He is away and charges from about 20 yards over the whitewash. Great, well-worked try.

Sexton adds the extras and the hosts are ahead for the first time.

05:36 PM

29 mins: Ireland 3-6 England

Sexton put in the up and under that Keenan collects brilliantly. But England are ensuring the hosts aren’t getting quick ball and that’s making life hard for the hosts. England are offside however and it’s a penalty for the Irish. Again they opt to kick for the corner.

05:34 PM

The record-breaking kick from Sexton

ireland v england live: score and latest updates from the six nations

Sexton passes O’Gara’s Six Nations points scoring record – PA/Donall Farmer

05:31 PM

26 mins: Ireland 3-6 England

Donbrandt gives away a needless penalty by barging into Sexton. The Ireland fly-half then kicks for touch. From the resulting line-out, the men in green get into the England 22, they are being patient, working through the phases and waiting for the opening. They move the ball from right to left but there’s no way through as Baird knocks-on. This England defence is on the money today and Ireland are finding life tough in attack.

05:28 PM

24 mins: Ireland 3-6 England

There are hints of Ireland’s attacking prowess, they are beginning to tick as Hansen and Henshaw get over the gain line.

05:25 PM

20 mins: Ireland 3-6 England

Ireland are making a few unforced errors – they make another here to gift England a line-out on the Irish 22. Tuilagi barge through in the midfield, the visitors are asking questions of the hosts here. After seven seconds Lowe knocks Watson back in the tackle and England have to regroup. Regroup they do, Steward, Ludlum and Tuilagi nearly work an opening on the right but great defensive work from Lowe and Sexton bundle the men in white into touch.

Ireland know they are in a Ttest match here.

05:22 PM


Ireland 3-6 England

England defence is doing well but are giving away a few penalties here – they do so again and Sexton gets the hosts on the board and in doing so moves to 560 point in the Six Nations, a record, passing his compatriot Ronan O’Gara. And for the first time I can recall a players gets a standing ovation for slotting home a penalty from in front of the posts. What a servant to Irish rugby he’s been.

05:19 PM

15 mins: Ireland 0-6 England

From the restart Ireland through the pace of Keenan, the ball eventually comes to Furling and rather than offload the prop takes the ball into contact. And with that the chance for a try goes begging.

The visitors are really taking the game to the Irish attack.

05:17 PM


Ireland 0-6 England

England once again opt for the points and Farrell doubles the visitors’ lead. The start by England is so far away from last week’s that part of you questions whether it’s the same side….

05:15 PM

12 mins: Ireland 0-3 England

England are kicking well at the moment. They have a line-out on the Ireland 22, it’s won by Itoje and Andrew Porter gives away a penalty.

05:14 PM

8 mins: Ireland 0-3 England

A bit of kick tennis and it’s Ireland who blink first as Keenan puts in a poor kick. But England gift Ireland a penalty and Sexton, as he did before, kicks for touch.

This line-out is on the outskirts of England’s 22 – what can they do from here? They work the ball into the danger zone thanks to Van der Flier, and that was decent defence from England. But there’s another penalty that Sexton takes quickly and goes over the line. It’s not clear if (i) he touches down or (ii) if England were offside. The answer to both is no. Good positive period for England there.

05:08 PM


Ireland 0-3 England

Farrell doesn’t miss those (although he’s had a poor championship with the boot) as he slots home the penalty from in front of the posts.

05:07 PM

4 mins: Ireland 0-0 England

England are bossing the turnovers at the moment – something I didn’t write about last week’s defeat to France. The visitors are inside Ireland’s 22, on the eighth pahse Slade is well tackled by Henshaw. But England recycle the ball well and they are still in the hosts’ 22, they earn a penalty cannot make use of the advantage and come back for the infringement. Great, promising start for England. They decide to go for the points.

05:04 PM

2 mins: Ireland 0-0 England

Farrell gives away an early penalty tackling the man in the air. Sexton, his opposite number, kicks for touch. From the resulting line-out they move the ball down the line through the hands. The work through the phases – all seven of them – before the visitors turn the ball over. Early promising signs for England. The line speed defensively was good from Borthwick’s boys there and not overcommitting men at the ruck.

05:01 PM

1 min: Ireland 0-0 England

They’re under way in Dublin – England cannot afford to get off to another poor start…

04:58 PM

There’s clearly a sizable England contingent in the crowd

As they belt out Got Save the King with gusto. But they are outvoiced by the hosts (no shock there…)

04:53 PM

The two teams are out on the pitch

And it’s national anthem time.

04:49 PM

This could be Johnny Sexton’s last Six Nations game

What a way it would be for the Ireland No 10 to bow out as a Grand Slam winner. He’s been immense for his country since his debut way back in 2009.

ireland v england live: score and latest updates from the six nations

Johnny Sexton has been described as Ireland’s on-field coach – Getty Images/Ramsey Cardy

04:35 PM

I am sure many of you will have questions about what’s about to unfold in Dublin

Charlie Morgan will be answering as many as possible after the match so please get them in the comments below.

04:32 PM

Ireland are ready

04:28 PM

Andy Farrell

Is all but Irish these days. He, alongside Fabien Galthie, is the hottest coach in world rugby at the moment. His Ireland side have won 21 of their past 23 Tests – the two defeats coming away to France and New Zealand – are world No 1 and heavily fancied to win the Grand Slam this afternoon.

So it’s no shock why England may well be kicking themselves over letting him go from their coaching set up in 2015 and have an eye on him be be their main man in the future.

But as Oliver Brown argues, why would be want to leave Dublin for Twickenham?

READ: No wonder Andy Farrell scorns the idea of going back to England

ireland v england live: score and latest updates from the six nations

Under Andy Farrell Ireland have gone from strength to strength – Getty Images/Sam Barnes

04:10 PM

Weather update

Rain, rain, has gone away, to come again another day…At least that’s according to Charlie Morgan and the BBC weather app.

04:02 PM

Ireland expects

It’s St Patrick’s Day weekend, their team is bidding for a Grand Slam, and they have a chance to secure it against the old enemy.

ireland v england live: score and latest updates from the six nations

Ireland fans get ready to cheer their side on in Dublin – Getty Images/Harry Murphy

ireland v england live: score and latest updates from the six nations

A young Ireland fan on his way to the Aviva Stadium – Getty Images/Ramsey Cardy

ireland v england live: score and latest updates from the six nations

An Ireland fan after something close to gold dust – an ticket the today’s match – Getty Images/Harry Murphy

03:54 PM

If there’s a stat to illustrate the size of the task England face

Perhaps it’s this one.

England have conceded 14 tries this championship, to Ireland’s four.

Ireland have scored 16 tries to England’s 11.

03:48 PM

So if England are to produce a big upset…

…how will they make it happen?

Well, they cannot afford as bad a start as last week. The match against France was effectively over as a contest within the first 10 minutes. They have to take their chances and and be brave in attack.

If you want a detailed analysis on how Steve Borthwick’s side should go about achieving what many think to be Mission Impossible then here’s Charlie Morgan’s lowdown on the four key areas England will target to upset Ireland.

ireland v england live: score and latest updates from the six nations

Against Ireland’s slick, intricate attack England will need to defend well and follow defence coach Kevin Sinfield’s advice – Getty Images/David Rogers

02:48 PM

These two have served up a host of good scores over the years

02:27 PM

Rain = kicks

02:04 PM

The two XVs

IRELAND XV TO FACE ENGLAND: Backs – Hugo Keenan, Mack Hansen, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, James Lowe, Johnny Sexton, Jamison Gibson-Park,

Forwards – Andrew Porter, Dan Sheehan, Tadhg Furlong, Ryan Baird, James Ryan, Peter O’Mahony, Josh van der Flier, Caelan Doris

Replacements: Rob Herring, Cian Healy, Tom O’Toole, Kieran Treadwell, Jack Conan, Conor Murray, Ross Byrne, Jimmy O’Brien

ENGLAND XV TO FACE IRELAND: Backs – Freddie Steward, Anthony Watson, Henry Slade, Manu Tuilagi, Henry Arundell, Owen Farrell, Jack van Poortvliet

Forwards – Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, David Ribbans, Lewis Ludlam, Jack Willis, Alex Dombrandt.

Replacements: Jack Walker, Mako Vunipola, Dan Cole, Nick Isiekwe, Ben Curry, Alex Mitchell, Marcus Smith, Joe Marchant

12:46 PM

Ireland refuse to underestimate England

On the face of it a trip to Dublin is the last fixture England would have wanted. Humiliated (obliterated, humbled, thrashed, had their pants pulled down – are all equally adept words and phrases to describe the result…) 53-10 at Twickenham last weekend, they travel to the world No 1 ranked side, a XV that beat the France 32-19.

Jamie George said in the run up to today that a similar drubbing cannot happen again. But such is the strength of this Irish side and the state of the England team that another embarrassing defeat is far from the realms of possibility. Even though Dublin has never been an easy place for teams to go, it is hard to remember a time when England travelled across the Irish Sea with expectations so low, and fears of another soul-searching defeat so high.

Such is the contrasting emotions surrounding both teams that perhaps the one thing that might scupper the Grand Slam-chasing Irish is complacency – if they play half as good as they have during their run of 21 wins in their past 23 Tests then no one expects anything other than victory. But Peter O’Mahony insists Ireland will not be taking England lightly.

“I’m not buying it,” the backrower said when asked if they expect England to play as badly as they did last Saturday. “I’ve been lucky enough to play alongside a big chunk of that English team and I know how proud they are.

“I know what quality of player they are, quality of person they are, and how important it would be for them to put on a performance for themselves more than anyone, to show themselves the potential that I certainly know they have.

“We’re expecting the best version of those English boys to come to the Aviva.”

Stay here for all the pre-match build-up and action in what should be a compelling match at the Aviva Stadium.

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