Ireland vs England LIVE rugby: scores and updates from the 2023 Six Nations Grand Slam deciding match in Dublin


The final match of the 2023 Six Nations will see Ireland try to seal a Grand Slam at home for the first time. Only England’s old rivals stand in their way.

Ireland have won three Grand Slams in their long history, but none of them have ended in Dublin, which promises to make this St. Patrick’s Day weekend even more special for the men in green, provided they can beat a England team in crisis.

Andy Farrell’s Ireland are the undisputed No. 1 team in the world and have swept all comers throughout the tournament, while England have struggled to steadily improve on the tailspin they found themselves in towards the end of the Eddie Jones era. , under new coach Steve Borthwick. .

Decent wins over Italy and Wales were immediately forgotten as they suffered a record defeat at home to France at Twickenham last time out, being utterly outclassed by a rampaging Les Bleus and leaving them in no doubt as to where they stand in the pecking order just six months. a world cup If they can rally to beat an Irish team that looks unstoppable at the Aviva Stadium, then it will be one of the great Six Nations clashes of all time.

Follow the live coverage from the Aviva Stadium below after the conclusion of France vs Wales:


Ireland 3-6 England, 27 minutes

Jack Willis rocks Mack Hansen with a strong tackle as Jamison Gibson-Park jumps onto his wing from the back of a mock Irish mallet.

England’s red zone defense has been good so far. Ryan Baird loses the ball under pressure from Manu Tuilagi.

Harry Latham CoyleMarch 18, 2023 17:31


Ireland 3-6 England, 26 minutes

Ireland’s fastest men begin to bubble. Mack Hansen fends off three tacklers with a fast break from inside his own 22-yard line, before Robbie Henshaw pummels Manu Tuilagi on the outside. Alex Dombrandt is penalized for a late collision with Johnny Sexton, and Sexton’s exaggeration of the contact draws the ire of Owen Farrell. The two captains exchange their preferred brand of courtesies.

Harry Latham CoyleMarch 18, 2023 17:29


Ireland 3-6 England, 25 minutes

Maro Itoje’s arm goes the wrong way, with the block penalized for making contact with the Irish receiver in the air.

Peter O’Mahony really has to reach to claim Ireland’s next lineout, preventing his side from building from the set piece.

Harry Latham CoyleMarch 18, 2023 17:27


Ireland 3-6 England, 23 minutes

Ireland raises its physicality. Caelan Doris nearly wins a turnover but England don’t go on much longer, Lewis Ludlam and Manu Tuilagi each depositing over the touchline as the pair ran out of space on the right.

Harry Latham CoyleMarch 18, 2023 17:25


Ireland 3-6 England, 22 minutes

That’s England four years ago: Manu Tuilagi over the shoulder of Henry Slade to win the opening collision, then Kyle Sinckler takes his prop partner’s pass to gain ground while Ellis Genge plays distributor down the line.

A forceful double tackle on Freddie Steward sends England back.

Harry Latham CoyleMarch 18, 2023 17:24


Ireland 3-6 England, 20 minutes

Ellis Genge has the ball stolen as he tries to push his way to half court. Yeah, that’s a Ryan Baird step, leaping from left to right and leaving a defender behind.

But Ireland’s accuracy isn’t quite there yet. A missed connection around the corner causes the ball to hit the ground again. England kick to the Irish 22-yard line and Hugo Keenan kicks into touch.

Harry Latham CoyleMarch 18, 2023 17:23


PENALTY FEE! IRELAND 3-6 England (Johnny Sexton penalty, 19 minutes)

Three more points for your account: Johnny Sexton surpasses Ronan O’Gara as the Six Nations top scorer of all time.

Harry Latham CoyleMarch 18, 2023 17:21


Ireland 0-6 England, 17 minutes

Kyle Sinckler falls over the top of a breakdown. Penalty for Ireland, and this time Johnny Sexton calls for the tee. This should be history for the Irish Open…

Harry Latham CoyleMarch 18, 2023 17:20


Ireland 0-6 England, 16 minutes

But here comes Ireland. Dan Sheehan rushes into a half space and then Hugo Keenan slices England more completely, the full-back slipping through the middle and into the visitors’ backfield.

However, England reform and Ireland rush their game too fast, losing their accuracy and allowing Henry Arundell to catch a pass from the air.

Harry Latham CoyleMarch 18, 2023 17:19


PENALTY FEE! Ireland 0-6 ENGLAND (Owen Farrell penalty, 15 minutes)

Two for two for Owen Farrell. Slightly more to the left than the first, but still simple enough for the fly-half. A brilliant 15-minute start for England.

Harry Latham CoyleMarch 18, 2023 17:17

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