Six Nations - England 32-20 Ireland: Henry Slade reacts dominant win

Six Nations - England 32-20 Ireland: Henry Slade reacts dominant win

Six Nations - England 32-20 Ireland: Henry Slade reacts dominant win

England coach Eddie Jones was hailed by British media for orchestrating a tactical masterclass after their stunning upset victory over Six Nations champions Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

Slade gathered a pass from Sexton in his own 22 to slide over the line to help England claim the bonus and more importantly stretched their lead to 19 points before John Cooney's consolation try in the 80th minute reduced Ireland's losing margin to 12 points.

Henry Slade crossed twice and Jonny May and Elliot Daly also touched down as England overran opponents who entered the clash as pretenders to New Zealand's throne, but have now been supplanted as tournament favourites.

"We must realise that we can't just rest on that win, believing that because we've produced one good performance we'll be winning the World Cup".

The Leicester Tigers player told England's official website that beating Ireland away was "massive, it's right up there", as a career highlight.

Following its worst championship finish in 31 years, England opened this campaign an eight-point underdog to the mighty Irish, but subdued the home side with aggressive defense and stealthy tries to win in Dublin for the first time in six years.

"I just missed the throw terribly!" joked George. They are stand-alone games that are important between a very good Ireland side and an improving England side.

England scored when nothing seemed on. Following up, Daly dropped on the loose ball for England's second try.

The irony was that such a ploy has become a signature of Ireland, with star wing Jacob Stockdale the main proponent.

They did go ahead however thanks to Cian Healy's try after Sexton hit a penalty to the corner.

An enthralling victory took a savage toll, however, as Maro Itoje and Kyle Sinckler limped off in the second half.

When Ireland center Garry Ringrose was cut down by England replacement Courtney Lawes and turned over by Curry, Farrell nailed the penalty kick from 47 meters, the limit of his range.

However, the Irish exhausted in the second half and England overpowered their opponents to earn the win.

"Whatever we have from the coaches, they'll review the game and give us solutions and things we can work on, but as a playing group, we are going to be honest with ourselves".

Next up for England is the visit of France to Twickenham and Jones is anticipating a tough challenge against a side who surrendered a 16-0 lead to lose their opener against Wales.

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