Match data – Ireland v England

Ireland recorded an emphatic 43-13 Six Nations victory that has set them up for a shot at the Triple Crown and ended England’s dream of a Grand Slam. The home team also set a new record, their biggest ever defeat over England, the 30-point margin surpassing the 22-0 of 60 years ago.


But for a closer look at where the home team prevailed – or where the visiting Englishmen went wrong, have a squizz at our Croke Park match data, provided by SAS Software.


Scrums won/lost:


Ireland: 10/0
England: 6/0


Line-outs won/lost:


Ireland: 14/1
England: 13/3


Penalties/free-kicks conceded


Ireland: 8/2
England: 12/1


Ruck and drive/ruck and pass:


Ireland: 5/50
England: 8/38


Turnovers won:


Ireland: 9
England: 8


Tackles made/missed:


Ireland: 63/5
England: 73/5


Errors made:


Ireland: 15
England: 18


Minutes in possession – first half/second half:


Ireland: 13:24/11:50
England: 9:15/10:33


Minutes in opponent’s half – first half/second half:


Ireland: 28:18/34:29
England: 16:19/11:46


Top tacklers:


Ireland: D’Arcy 10
England: Wilkinson 11


Top carriers:


Ireland: D’Arcy 8
England: Corry 4


Most errors:


Ireland: O’Gara 5
England: Strettle 3



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