Autumn Nations Cup: England take Ireland

England continue their clear round in the Autumn Nations Cup. It logically won (18-7) against Ireland at Twickenham on the second day of the tournament.

England and Ireland got off to a good start last week for the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup. It was now necessary to confirm! The two formations met this Saturday at Twickenham, where England pulverized Georgia (40-0). And as against the Georgians, the XV de la Rose waited until the end of the first quarter of an hour to register their first points. They came from left winger Jonny May who, after a nice kick from Owen Farrell, flattened the ball into the in-goal for the first time in the game. Five minutes later, the three-quarter wing once again shone in a beautiful individual action. Following a ball lost by the Irish on a touchdown, May recovered the ball and pierced the opposing defensive curtain. He kicked and was the fastest in the race to regain possession of the ball and score a superb double.

May, man of the match

This heroic sprint allowed the English to lead 10-0 then 12-0. Owen Farrell followed well on the conversion after a first failure. Half-time was called on this score and Owen Farrell, back from the locker room, increased his team’s lead by six lengths (18-0). While he was about to return home “fanny”, the XV of Clover relied on Jacob Stockdale to unlock his counter within ten minutes of the end of the meeting. Returning during the match, he followed well after a kick from his Ulster teammate Billie Burns. The latter transformed and allowed Ireland to close the gap. England won for the fourth time in a row against their Irish neighbor (18-7). She logically keeps the head of her group with nine points, five units more than her runner-up and opponent of the day.

From November 13 to December 6

Group stage
Group A
1- England 9 points
2- Ireland 4
3- Wales 0
4- Georgia 0

Friday November 13
Ireland – Wales: 32-9

Saturday 14 November
England – Georgia: 40-0

Saturday November 21
England – Ireland: 18-7
6.15 p.m .: Wales – Georgia

Saturday November 28
5:00 p.m .: Wales – England

Sunday November 29
3:00 p.m .: Ireland – Georgia