England v Ireland: Five Famous Fixtures

England and Ireland have shared memorable matches over the years and their historic rivalry is set to continue, as the Guinness Six Nations returns to Twickenham in February 2020.

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2003: IRE 6 - 42 ENG

England secured an historic win at Lansdowne Road, and in doing so claimed their first Grand Slam in eight years, thanks to five tries and 15 points from the boot of Jonny Wilkinson.

The first half was a close affair though, as Ireland's David Humphries matched his English counterpart with a penalty and drop goal - the converted try of Lawrence Dallaglio the only difference between himself and Wilkinson.

That would be it for the hosts though, as Martin Johnson's men racked up 29 unanswered second half points courtesy of scores from Mike Tindall, Will Greenwood (2) and Dan Luger.

2012: ENG 30 - 9 IRE

Earning his fifth Test cap, Owen Farrell notched up 20 points - six penalties and a conversion - to down the Irish at Twickenham and see England finish second overall in the Six Nations standings.

Ireland had beaten England in seven of their previous eight meetings, and with both teams evenly matched the boot ruled the first 40 minutes, as Farrell and Johnny Sexton traded penalties for a 9-6 half time score.

But England's dominance in the scrum made the difference in the second half, and the game's tries came as a direct result of the pack. One penalty try was awarded, before a quick tap-and-go off the back of another penalised scrum saw Ben Youngs the beneficiary of England's second.

2015: ENG 21 - 13 IRE

Tries from Jonny May and Anthony Watson secured a win for England over Ireland in their final World Cup warm up game.

The duo had England 12-3 up before May had his second disallowed courtesy of a forward pass, but George Ford - earning Test cap number 13 - extended their lead through a penalty.

Ireland cut the gap to two when Johnny Sexton converted the try of second row Paul O'Connell, before adding a penalty. But England re-established control through Owen Farrell, who confirmed victory with a further two penalties.

2016: ENG 21 - 10 IRE

England's hopes of a Grand Slam remained intact thanks to a win over Ireland in head coach Eddie Jones' third game in charge.

Ireland scored the first points of the game through Johnny Sexton, but not to be outdone, Owen Farrell notched up two of his own to give England a 6-3 lead at the break.

Conor Murray's converted try gave Ireland the lead five minutes into the second half, but the hosts struck back 12 minutes later courtesy of Anthony Watson, and a Mike Brown score in the final quarter sealed the win.

2019: IRE 20 - 32 ENG

England got their 2019 Guinness Six Nations campaign off to a winning start with a thrilling 32-20 bonus point victory against defending champions Ireland in Dublin.

Tries from Jonny May and Elliot Daly, as well as seven points from the boot of Owen Farrell, gave England a 17-10 lead at the break with Ireland's try coming from Cian Healy.

Johnny Sexton briefly narrowed England's lead in the second half before two tries from Henry Slade secured a famous win for the visitors.

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