Andy Farrell’s Ireland surged to its first win at Twickenham since 2018 and still has a chance to lift the 2022 Six Nations title in the final weekend
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In fact, Eddie Jones’s side were greatly spooked by that unfortunate incident and picked up just three points after 10 minutes to go, only for Ireland to win the final two attempts.
Much of the pre-match discussion concerns whether Maro Itoje Will feature later illness makes him suspiciousbut it was his partner in the second row, Ewels, who caught the eye when he headed to James Ryan.
The man advantage gave Ireland the space they needed to take the lead in the first half from efforts by James Lowe and Hugo Keenan, while replacement stars Jack Conan and Finlay Bealham put the result aside. doubt.
However, England fans may have feared the worst as Ewels was deservedly sacked for his reckless, high hit on Ryan. Marcus SmithMetronomic’s launch ensures homeowners keep the clash competitive.
It didn’t take long for the guests to switch the advantage after that early play, with Lowe being recalled to pass in the left corner a few minutes later.
England’s day went from bad to worse when Curry Tom Then was forced out with a hamstring injury, and full-back Keenan doubled Ireland’s first-half tries just before the break.
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However, the home team’s faithful sang loudly and proudly as their team led 15-9 at the interval, with the majority of England playing Irish opponents off the park pitch.
Another head injury meant tight star Kyle Sinckler had to join the treatment table, though replacement Will Stuart was successful in maintaining scrum dominance.
That energy was carried into the second half as the visitors tried to add to their tally, failing to capitalize on a series of precise passes despite some superb 50-22 kicks due to the assist of Andrew Conway.
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Instead, it was Smith who continued to raise his own tally and ended up dragging England at 15 points each, while Ireland desperately looked for an attempt that could take them further out of reach. .
Andy Farrell’s side have turned down previous penalty opportunities in the hope it will lead to a try, although the captain Johnny Sexton finally took the chance to take three points with 15 minutes left.
For all the stress that conjectured Ireland’s play for much of the game, substitute Conan injected some much-needed composure as he went ahead for a crucial 73rd minute lead. .
Connacht prop Bealham had an even more immediate impact and overcame vindication for a minute of testing after entering the fight himself, securing victory a lot later than the visitors would have liked.
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Ireland will quickly put their British opponents aside as they still need Jones’ men to fight back France Next Saturday if they have a chance to finish first.
A one-point win over Twickenham means the Blues are now just two points behind Fabien Galthie’s scorer, not to mention a further 28 points on difference.
Les Bleus are on track to claim their first Six Nations crown since 2010, and a win over England will see them win a Grand Slam.
However, an upset in Paris opens the door for Ireland to turn the tables at the last hurdle provided they can overcome it. Scotland at Aviva Stadium.
Twickenham’s first win since 2018 may have been marred by Ewels’ early red card, although Farrell & Co. will win points where they can like a Six Nations dream to go to the final match.
ENGLAND – Pen: Smith 5.
IRELAND – Test: Lowe, Keenan, Conan, Bealham. Defect: Sexton 3. Pen: Sexton 2.
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