Saturday, August 27, 2011

England 20 - Ireland 9

England get job done in Dublin

Mike Tindall of England is tackled by Gordon D'Arcy (L) and Tommy Bowe during the international match between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium on August 27, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland,
( August 26, 2011 - Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images Europe)
Ireland will go into the Rugby World Cup without a warm-up Test win to their name after they fell to a gritty England side 20-9 on Saturday.
England, who'd lost their last three matches against Ireland, most recently a 24-8 Lansdowne defeat in March that cost the Six Nations champions a Grand Slam, outscored their hosts by two tries to nil.
Manu Tuilagi and Delon Armitage both crossed while 2003 World Cup-winning fly-half Jonny Wilkinson, selected ahead of Toby Flood, landed all four of his kicks.