Two Interesting Facts That Show Ireland Always Turn It On Against England

Record wreckers once again.

After yesterday’s win over the old enemy, Ireland have now incredibly ended two world record 18-match winning sequences in the same season.

A try by Iain Henderson and eight points from Johnny Sexton were enough to give Ireland victory and deny England a 19th successive Test victory that would have eclipsed the record set by New Zealand last year.

Ireland enjoyed the lion’s share of possession and territory in the opening half, with Henderson’s try and a Sexton penalty giving them a 10-3 lead at the interval. Possession read 75% in Ireland’s favour and English visits to the home 22 were rare and brief, and they were fortunate to trail only to Henderson’s converted try.

England were much improved in the second-half, but there was very little momentum in their comeback, with Farrell grabbing two penalties, before Sexton sealed it with one of his own. We came across two interesting facts that show it’s not the first time Ireland upset their neighbours.

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