Rugby England v Ireland: Six Nations 2022 result and final score as Ireland win after England start red card

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Follow live coverage as Ireland overcome a valiant 14-man England in an extraordinary Six Nations clash at Twickenham to keep their title hopes alive ahead of Super Saturday.

Ireland took full advantage of a red card for England lock Charlie Ewels after less than two minutes to claim a 32-15 win with bonus points that keeps them in contention for the title.

Ewels was sent off for a frontal tackle on Irish second row James Ryan – the fastest dismissal since the Championship began in 1883 – and led 15-9 at half-time after tries from James Lowe and Hugo Keenan.

Amidst a feverish atmosphere, England fought back superbly, crushing the Irish scrum and leveling the scores with two penalties from Marcus Smith, but Ireland finished strong, pulling away with another penalty from Sexton, then tries from Jack Conan and Finlay Bealham that earned a potentially key bonus. indicate.

France lead the standings with 18 points after winning their first four games. Ireland have 16 and could still clinch their first title since 2018 with a win or maybe even a draw against Scotland in Dublin next week if England can upset France in Paris.

Follow all the reactions and analysis from Twickenham:



That pretty much does us for our LIVE coverage of the penultimate weekend of Six Nations 2022. Just two teams remain in the title race, with France’s Grand Slam hopes buoyed by the victory at Cardiff, and Ireland eventually using a player advantage to secure a bonus point victory at Twickenham. Scotland’s mixed victory in Rome puts them level on points with England.

Make way for Super Saturday! Clear your Saturday schedule and prepare to settle in for an almost uninterrupted afternoon and evening of rugby, all culminating in the City of Lights on Saturday night as France seek a slam at the Stade de France. We’ll have plenty of reaction and analysis on this weekend’s action over the next few days, and then all the build-up to the final round.

Harry Latham CoyleMarch 12, 2022 7:52 p.m.


An unlikely Irish try scorer

Harry Latham CoyleMarch 12, 2022 7:42 p.m.


Courtney Lawes continues…

“We lost a few turf battles that hurt us a bit and tipped the momentum. We played with 14 men for most of the game – it’s tough, but we never gave up and put our all into the game. We failed because of a little precision, but we can get away with it lessons.

“Ireland are obviously a very good team, very very organised. They are one of the best teams to know what the other is going to do and give each other little advice. We wanted to disrupt them and we did. We can be proud of what we have done.”

Harry Latham CoyleMarch 12, 2022 7:38 p.m.


Courtney Lawes on England reshuffle following Charlie Ewels expulsion

“It’s hard work in the row, I’m not going to lie. Obviously, I can play second, and Nowell is basically a flanker anyway, so we were flying into the fray.

Ellis Genge and Jamie George certainly thought so.

Harry Latham CoyleMarch 12, 2022 7:35 p.m.


Eddie Jones

“No one blames [Charlie Ewels]. It was a real tackle attempt, he just put his head in the wrong place.

“Kyle Sinckler has a concussion, but Tom Curry looks a little worse.”

Jones suggests that Curry is almost certainly absent from England’s last game against France.

Harry Latham CoyleMarch 12, 2022 7:33 p.m.


Eddie Jones reacts to England defeat

“Great spirit, great tactical discipline. There were about 15 left, 15 in all, we’re in control, and we just made a few mistakes that got them into the game. I couldn’t be more proud of them. It’s a great learning experience. The youngsters have adapted very well.

“I’m a little disappointed that the referee didn’t allow us to do a full scrum. That would be my only complaint. We have four [six] scrum penalties and we didn’t receive a yellow card. We’re disappointed we didn’t shoot more. »

Harry Latham CoyleMarch 12, 2022 7:32 p.m.


Johnny Sexton on Ireland business next week

“We have a chance to win a triple crown at home in the Aviva. It’s a big week ahead of us. We will learn a lot and everything will be focused on Scotland.

Harry Latham CoyleMarch 12, 2022 7:19 p.m.


Johnny Sexton on Ireland’s win

“I’m happy with the team, the way we kept our composure even when things were going against us. You would have had your hand broken for five points before the game.

“A lot of the matches I’ve played in my career have been weird. It was a good test match. You’re never going to come here and have an easy game. It’s an incredibly tough place to come to, and when you come here you have to play your best. Probably a mixed performance on our own. We got our rewards with a few tries at the end which will be really important in the championship race.

Harry Latham CoyleMarch 12, 2022 7:15 p.m.


Discipline problems in Ireland go unpunished

The final tally is 15 penalties against Ireland, eight against England. Could the visitors have received a yellow? They were under the pump at the time of the scrum, but Mathieu Raynal was satisfied with a warning.

Harry Latham CoyleMarch 12, 2022 6:56 p.m.


Ireland record win

A flawed performance but an ideal result for Ireland, who earned their biggest win against England in England.

Harry Latham CoyleMarch 12, 2022 6:50 p.m.

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