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Eire finish England’s world-record profitable run


Mar 18, 2023

England’s world-record run of 18 victories got here to an finish on today in 2017 with a 13-9 loss to Eire.

The Dublin defeat ended England’s bid for a second straight Grand Slam within the Six Nations.

Eire overwhelmed England with their depth and physicality as Iain Henderson’s first-half attempt proved decisive.

England coach Eddie Jones stated he didn’t put together the workforce nicely after their world-record run of victories got here to an finish in Eire (Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA)

England head coach Eddie Jones stated: “All the things was flawed with the preparation as a result of we performed like that.

“I take full accountability, I didn’t put together the workforce nicely and we are going to reply sooner or later.

“It was a good outdated sport. One or two issues go your manner and the sport flips, they didn’t go our manner right this moment.

“We didn’t work exhausting sufficient to get these alternatives and that’s what occurs.”

Ireland v England – RBS 6 Nations – Aviva Stadium

England have been topped 2017 Six Nations champions regardless of shedding to Eire in Dublin (Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA)

Henderson’s attempt to eight factors from the boot of Johnny Sexton put Eire in command earlier than a raucous residence crowd.

Owen Farrell kicked three penalties for an England aspect who had the comfort of retaining their Six Nations title.

Eire’s victory noticed them end second within the desk, forward of France and Scotland on factors distinction.

England’s profitable run of 18 Exams had matched the world document held by New Zealand.

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