England gave their Six Nations Grand Slam ambitions a huge boost by beating Ireland 12-6 at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon. The English have made it two wins out of two with a performance that was disciplined and effective rather than massively entertaining.
It puts England in a great position ahead of their next game at Twickenham against a France side that is all over the place after loses to Italy and Wales.
Stuart Lancaster’s men are the firm favourites at 2/7 to win the Six Nations with four games remaining. Here is how Twitter reacted to events in a wet and windy Dublin this afternoon.
Joey Barton pins his colours to the mast early doors…
Come on the English!! #6Nations
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) February 10, 2013
The more attractive Una Healy is on the other side of the fence to Joey…
Come on Ireland! #6nations
— Una Foden (@UnaTheSats) February 10, 2013
Al Murray manages to make a good point about the state of the pitch and show why he isn’t a very good comedian all in 140 characters…
— Al Murray (@ajhmurray) February 10, 2013
Jamie Heaslip had a bit of a mare in the first half. Fair to say Brian O’Driscoll won’t be letting the Irish captain hold his new-born baby any time soon…
— ESPN Scrum.com (@espnscrum) February 10, 2013
A concise and pretty accurate summary of how the first half went down…
— Tom Sunderland (@TomSunderland_) February 10, 2013
Ciaran O’Raghallaigh picks up the prize for delivering the most crushing tweet to Irish fans…
Thats the first time in 34 home matches in the Six Nations era that Ireland have not scored a single point in the first half. #IrevEng
— Ciarán Ó Raghallaigh (@Ciaran_O) February 10, 2013
England’s first win in Dublin for a decade was an important one…
— RBS 6 Nations (@rbs_6_nations) February 10, 2013
Even a Scot thinks England will win the Grand Slam! Take it away Councillor Andrew Burns…
Just can't see anyone else stopping England now – Grand Slam on its way I reckon #6nations
— Cllr. Andrew D Burns (@AndrewDBurns) February 10, 2013