Charlie Ewels suffered the Six Nations’ fastest-ever expulsion on Saturday as his headbutt on Eire’s James Ryan noticed him despatched off, with the Irish occurring to say a 32-15 win at Twickenham.
The consequence leaves Eire as the one different choice to France to take the Six Nations title.
France presently have 18 factors to Eire’s 16, and the latter host Scotland in Dublin of their ultimate sport. Scotland had crushed Italy 33-22 in Rome hours earlier than Eire’s win in England.
England got here into this 12 months’s Six Nations wit excessive hopes, however they have been overwhelmed by their close to neighbours on Saturday, with the guests making their numerical benefit depend.
Johnny Sexton gave Eire an early lead with a penalty kick, and James Lowe scored a attempt to prolong that simply moments later.
From there, there was solely prefer to be one winner, and Eire have been left celebrating a memorable win over the English.
Snap your hand off
“We obtained 5 factors at Twickenham, if somebody had advised me that earlier than the sport I would have snapped their hand off and run away with it,” Eire skipper Sexton mentioned.
“I do not know the final time we scored 4 tries right here and obtained 5 factors so typically you’ve got to win ugly. I believe we did that. It is on to subsequent week and all to play for.
“Taking part in England in Twickenham might be the largest take a look at in world rugby. We talked all week about how powerful it was going to be and it did not allow us to down.
“We performed some good things however made numerous unforced errors that we’ll have to take a look at, numerous penalties that we gave away that we’ll have to take a look at.”