15Anthony Watson, FB
14Jonny May, W
13Jonathan Joseph, C
12Ben Te'o, C
11Elliot Daly, W
10Owen Farrell, FH
9Richard Wigglesworth, SH
1Mako Vunipola, P
2Dylan Hartley, H
3Kyle Sinckler, P
4Maro Itoje, L
5George Kruis, L
6Chris Robshaw, FL
7James Haskell, FL
8Sam Simmonds, N8
16Jamie George, R
17Joe Marler, R
18Dan Cole, R
19Joe Launchbury, R
20Don Armand, R
21Danny Care, R
22George Ford, R
23Mike Brown, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Twickenham
2:45 PM, March 17, 2018
Capacity: 82,000

Match Commentary

81'+115-24 Try - Jonny May , England
81'+315-24 End of second half
80'TRY! A late, late try for May is nothing but a mere consolation. Ireland already celebrating and deservedly so. By far the better team, today, and over the entire tournament
80'Time almost up here. England 5m out but can't puncture the Irish defence. Not many English staying till the end. Plenty of Irish are...
78'Brown think's he has scored in the corner but Nigel OWens deems he has a foot in touch. Correct decision
75'That scrum pretty much sums up the game. Ireland get the shove on, the ball pops out and Care kicks though but the referee goes back for an Ireland penalty. Ireland dominant all over the pitch
74'England tap and go from a penalty deep in their half. Daly threatens again but is hit by Ringrose and the ball goes lose. Some tired bodies out there now as Earls limps off injured
74'Substitute on - Jordi Murphy , Ireland
74'Player substituted - Peter O'Mahony , Ireland
74'Player substituted - Keith Earls , Ireland
74'Substitute on - Kieran Marmion , Ireland
72'England now trying to attack from deep and as you can guess it's not working
71'Player substituted - George Kruis , England
71'Substitute on - Joe Launchbury , England
70'Fields of Athenry gets it's loudest rendition of the day as Carbery lines up a peanlty 40m out. It just drifts wide of the left post however
68'Danny Care has been a rare spark of energy since he's come on. Ireland back on the attack and Stockdale is nearly through on the wing but is just edged into touch
67'Substitute on - Joey Carbery , Ireland
67'Player substituted - Johnny Sexton , Ireland
67'Player substituted - Sam Simmonds , England
67'Substitute on - Don Armand , England
67'Substitute on - Devin Toner , Ireland
67'Player substituted - James Ryan , Ireland
65'TRY! A well-worked try catches Ireland outnumbered out wide. Brown offloads to Daly who crosses for his second. After 65 minutes England show some creativity
65'10-24 Try - Elliot Daly , England
65'Player substituted - Tadhg Furlong , Ireland
65'Substitute on - Andrew Porter , Ireland
65'Player substituted - Rory Best , Ireland
65'Substitute on - Sean Cronin , Ireland
63'England now going backwards in attack. Completely out of ideas and Twickenham is near enough silent. Big long-term problems to solve for this side ahead of the World Cup. Ireland in cruise control on their way to a Grand Slam
62'Twickenham gets excited for a rare moment as Farrell, who else, finds Daly who chips through but is beaten to the ball by Earls
61'A big hill for England to climb now. Jones ringing the changes but it's making little change going forwards
61'Player substituted - Richard Wigglesworth , England
61'Substitute on - Danny Care , England
60'The referee actually goes back for an earlier infringement and Murray calls for the tee
60'5-24 Penalty goal - Conor Murray , Ireland
59'The ball gets stuck in a ruck and the referee awards a scrum to Ireland 5m out
58'Ireland right up to the England line. This could be the game if they score, England hanging on
58'Substitute on - Jamie George , England
58'Player substituted - Dylan Hartley , England
56'Player substituted - Bundee Aki , Ireland
56'Substitute on - Jordan Larmour , Ireland
56'Player substituted - Jonathan Joseph , England
56'Substitute on - George Ford , England
55'England on the attack but lose the ball at the ruck, where have we heard that before. Stockdale nearly pounces on the loose ball but T'eo is just back to rescue for England. Play is stopped as Aki receives some medical attention
53'Player substituted - Kyle Sinckler , England
53'Substitute on - Dan Cole , England
53'Substitute on - Joe Marler , England
53'Player substituted - Mako Vunipola , England
52'Ireland now in possession of the ball for the first time this half. They are playing a lot more restrained stuff this half, but the scoreline allows them to do that
51'Penalty to Ireland at the scrum as they get a solid shove on. Sexton, who still doesn't look right, kicks his team into the England half
51'Substitute on - Jack McGrath , Ireland
51'Player substituted - Cian Healy , Ireland
50'England need some points to show for this dominance, and quick. Swing Low finally gets a rendition
49'England threaten but again knock the ball on at the crucial moment. Ireland have the scrum and are happy to slow the game down
47'The touch judge intervenes and Daly is the man under the microscope. Safe to say the Ireland full back has milked the decision out of the officials there. Not sure how that can have the same end result as Aki's 'tackle' in the first half
46'Into the 14th phase and Itoje is smashed backwards by Kearney and Earls
45'Ireland can only half clear and England are back on the attack. Making some ground now and Ireland definitely on the back foot here. Farrell controlling things as per usual
44'What a pass from Farrell out to Daly who looks to be in but a last-gasp tackle from Earls trips the winger and he's just forced into touch. A wonderful tackle from Earls but all the small things going Ireland's way
44'England are deep into the Ireland 22 now. Carrying well but can't make the breakthrough, Ireland holding firm for now
42'Underway in the second half and Murray clears early on with a box kick. England have a lineout around 30m out and need to start with a bang if they are to spoil the Irish party
41'Substitute on - Johnny Sexton , Ireland
41'Player substituted - Joey Carbery , Ireland
41'+15-19 Try - Jacob Stockdale , Ireland
41'+45-21 End of first half
41'+45-21 Conversion - Joey Carbery , Ireland
40'TRY! Stockdale somehow gets it down. Completely against the run of play, but a vital moment at the end of the half
40'He broke down the left and the deflection falls kindly to him. The TMO has to decide if he gets it down in play
40'TMO! Ireland refuse to just kick the ball out and Stockdale could have dotted down from nowhere
40'Another penalty! England have either completely lost their discipline or the referee is on a completely different wavelength to the England forwards
40'5-21 Start of second half
39'Another penalty at the scrum. O'Mahony is back on and Carbery clears to halfway. A big plus for Ireland if for all the England pressure they only come away five points
39'Penalty at the scrum to Ireland. They surprisingly call for another scrum
38'England drive the maul up to the 22 but the referee says Itoje was held up and Ireland get the scrum
37'England get it away through Wigglesworth and Earls can only slice his clearance just passed the Irish 22. England will hope they can put another dent in the Irish lead before half time
36'Ireland happy to slow the game down towards the end of the half with O'Mahony still in the bin
35'Watson is forced off on a buggy, looks to have an ankle injury. Mike Brown into the action and will have a point to prve after being dropped
34'Substitute on - Mike Brown , England
34'Player substituted - Anthony Watson , England
34'Substitute on - Joey Carbery , Ireland
34'Player substituted - Johnny Sexton , Ireland
32'TRY! Farrell takes matters into his own hands and chips through for Daly to dive over. Deserved for England who have improved markedly in the last five minutes or so
32'5-14 Try - Elliot Daly , England
30'Eng;and straight back on the attack and are up to the five metre. Farrell broke through and fed Watson but he was chopped down as he nearly broke away
30'And England lose it at the lineout. Murray pounces on the loose ball, looks like a knock on but the referee plays on. Sexton off for a blood replacement
29'To the corner for the fourth time in only a few minutes
29'Now the referee has no choice but to get the cards out. England will say that's justice but they need to put some points on the board as well
29'Yellow card - Peter O'Mahony , Ireland
28'Another penalty, England go to the corner again. third time lucky?
27'England use the frustration and get their maul going for the first time. They win a penalty and go straight back to the corner
26'Not quite sure how but Aki escapes without receiving a card. Twickenham dismayed and probably have every right to be
26'This could be bad for Aki, a shoulder to the head of Elliot Daly...
26'And then they knock it on, again. The handbags are out for the first time and the TMO will intervene
25'England respond well and are up to the Irish line quickly thanks to a great take from Daly who has been silent so far
24'TRY! Ireland break from the lineout after a wonderful move in the midfield. Aki powers clear and looks to have dived against the base of the post
24'0-14 Conversion - Johnny Sexton , Ireland
24'0-12 Try - CJ Stander , Ireland
23'Sexton hits the post and England manage to clear away to halfway. A rare let off for England
22'England make a mess of their attempts to clear, again. Farrell goes wide to Joseph who's cut down before Ireland flood the breakdown. England just manage to get it away but Kruis then drops a simple pass. On top of that England then give away a penalty at the next breakdown, Eddie Jones already looks frustrated as Sexton lines up a kick at goal
19'The referee loses patience and gives England a penalty, not sure what for...
18'Onto the third scrum reset...
17'Into the 18th phase. Murray and Sexton create an overlap and Aki is in on the outside but he knocks on to the relief of England. Took his eyes off the ball a bit early there
16'Ireland edge up to the England 22 and put the phases together with some strong carries in the forwards. Aki then runs through Kruis. The men in green with all the momentum now
14'Farrell attemts to clear nut his kick flies straight into the back of Haskell's head and Ireland get the scrum. Sums up the first half so far for England...
14'The Irish hymns already being heard loud and clear at Twickenham. A sign of things to come?
12'Then Itoje gives a soft penalty away and Ireland can escape easily. Just like Farrell's earlier hit, England making needless mistakes
10'England win a penalty, turn down the three points and kick to the corner. Ireland dominate at the maul though and win a scrum as it collapses. A pivotal moment even at this early stage
9'That try has brought an eerie hush across Twickenham. England had started brightly but all of a sudden find themselves behind
7'0-7 Conversion - Johnny Sexton , Ireland
6'TRY! The TMO confirms initial thoughts and from nowhere Ireland have burst into a 7-0 lead!
6'TMO! Could be an early try for Ireland here. The ball goes loose and Watson fails to collect. Ringrose the first to react and looks to have scored
6'Farrell puts another kick through which looks a targeted tactic, even at this early stage, but smashes into Kearney and the referee believes it be late. Sexton launches the penalty into the England half
6'0-5 Try - Garry Ringrose , Ireland
4'Ireland's lineout under pressure early on as they just reclaim the ball on their own five. Murray gets the ball away with a rushed box-kick
3'Farrell's kick causes some problems for Earls who tries to chip through but is impeded, legally. It falls to Wigglesworth who chips through himself and the bounce nearly falls back to the scrum half but Ireland scramble away
1'Kick-off! Sexton hoists it into the England half and Itoje collects. Wigglesworth clears away to Kearney who threatens early on with a half-break
1'Anthems are complete and the sides are ready. Blue lines are in place as the snow continues to fall in London
1'The anthems are underway, first up the Irish
1'The teams are in the tunnel and a packed out and expectant Twickenham awaits
1'Rory Best captains Ireland at hooker and impressive youngsters JAcob Stockdale and Garry Ringrose continue on the wing and at outside centre respectively
1'Eddie Jones has made changes after two defeats to Scotland and France. Owen Farrell starts at fly-half and Richard Wigglesworth should bring more control from scrum half.
1'Hello and welcome to ESPN's live coverage of England vs. Ireland from a freezing Twickenham. The Irish have travelled over in force and will be hoping they can celebrate a historic Grand Slam in a few hours time.
1'0-0 Start of first half

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