Ireland 10-17 England Six Nations LIVE: Second half underway, updates from Aviva Stadium | Rugby | Sport



Kyle Sinckler and Peter O’Mahony are made to shake hands by the referee after tensions boil.

We’re back underway

Ireland have made a substitute, Jordan Larmour replaces Keith Earles in a tactical change.

Matt Dawson believes England face a big second half.

He told BBC Sport: “Don’t think that Ireland’s heads will be down in the changing rooms. It’s a huge 40 minutes coming up for Eddie Jones’ men.”


PENALTY! Ireland 10-17 England

Farrell is Mr Reliable for Eddie Jones, England now have breathing space upon half-time.

TMO Review

England think they’ve scored but the decision is no try after the use of TMO.

Ireland 10-14 England

Another great kick from Owen Farrell.

TRY! Ireland 10-12 England

Wow! Great determination from Elliot Daly to chase down his kick, with a little help from Jonny May who refused to give up. England regain the lead.

Ireland 10-7 England

Sexton makes no mistake again, Ireland now in the box-seat. 

TRY! Ireland 8-7 England

Ireland make it count! Cian Healy scores, great work from the hosts.


Ireland opt to go for the corner instead of taking the three points, lets see if they can make it count…


England are down to 14 me as Tom Curry is sent to the sin bin.

The youngster correctly penalised for a late tackle on Keith Earls.

PENALTY! Ireland 3-7 England

Jonathan Sexton responds for the hosts making no mistake from the penalty.

Ireland 0-7 England

Owen Farrell converts from the resulting kick. A superb start to proceedings from Jones’ men.

TRY! Ireland 0-5 England

England are off to a flyer in Dublin.

Jonny May races past the Irish defence to give his side the lead. Great work from Owen Farrell in the build up.


We are underway at the Aviva Stadium

England have lost six of their past seven Six Nations matches in Dublin.

Their last win came in 2013 when they triumphed 12-6.

Eddie Jones is hoping his side can cause an upset.

“Everyone is writing them up and they have got to carry that expectation round,” he said.

“We’re excited about playing there. Praise can make you weak.

“You want to play the best in the world away from home and Ireland are the best at the moment.

“I never use the status of being underdogs, it’s never been one of the tricks of the trade because we never think we’re not better than the opposition.”

Scotland off to a flyer

Scotland brushed aside Italy 33-20 at Murrayfield.

Recap all the action here… 

Curry makes history

Tom Curry is the youngest player to start a Six Nations match for England since Owen Farrell in 2012.

At 20 years and 231 days old, Curry will be England’s youngster starter in the back row in the professional era.

Team news

Ireland: Henshaw; Earls, Ringrose, Aki, Stockdale; Sexton, Murray; Healy, Best, Furlong; Toner, James Ryan; O’Mahony, van der Flier, Stander.

Replacements: Cronin, Kilcoyne, Porter, Roux, O’Brien, Cooney, Carbery, Larmour.

England: Daly; May, Slade, Tuilagi, Nowell; Farrell, B Youngs; M Vunipola, George, Sinckler, Itoje, Kruis, Wilson, T Curry, B Vunipola.

Replacements: Cowan-Dickie, Genge, Williams, Lawes, Hughes, Robson, Ford, Ashton


Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of today’s clash between Ireland and England.

The hosts won last year’s campaign and the Grand Slam and will be looking to get off to the best possible start on home soil.

England will be keen to make amends after finishing fifth last time out.


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