On this day in 2017: Ireland ended England’s world-record winning streak

England’s world-record streak of 18 wins ended in a 13-9 defeat by Ireland on that day in 2017.

The defeat in Dublin ended England’s bid for a second consecutive Grand Slam at the Six Nations.

Ireland overwhelmed England with their intensity and physicality as Iain Henderson’s first-half effort proved crucial.

England head coach Eddie Jones said: “Everything was wrong with the preparation because that’s how we played.

“I take full responsibility, I didn’t prepare the team well and we will react to that in the future.

“It was a close old game. A thing or two is going your way and the game turns, they didn’t go our way today.

“We didn’t work hard enough to get those opportunities and that’s what’s happening.”

Henderson’s try and eight points from Johnny Sexton’s shoe propelled Ireland to the top in front of a roaring home crowd.

Owen Farrell struck three penalties for an England side who had the consolation of retaining their Six Nations title.

Ireland’s win took them second in the table, ahead of France and Scotland on points difference.

England’s winning run of 18 Tests had matched the world record held by New Zealand.

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/grand-slam-ireland-england-eddie-jones-dublin-b2303391.html On this day in 2017: Ireland ended England’s world-record winning streak


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