Sunday 28 May 2017

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"Your scrum feed needs to be credible" Bryce Lawrence (R) doesn't want Eoin Reddan's put-in to be straight, just believable.

"It was a TJ (touch judge) call, he gave it to me straight away, ok?" Lawrence addresses Brian O'Driscoll after his try was disallowed.

"Don't lift your elbow when you're running into people like that" The referee warns England's Dylan Hartley.

"They've got two more!," shouts an English voice from the line-out.

"Buddy, you've got five, they've got five." Lawrence replies.

"Take a breather after that try, you probably don't get them too often." Lawrence ribs Steve Thompson.

"Exactly" the hooker replies.

"I can see what's happening in the scrum, I can see you both bargaining, I got it." To England prop Alex Corbisiero.

Ireland's Championship Stats and ranking

Tackles made/missed: 505 (5th)/20 (5th)

Passes completed: 778 (4th)

Line breaks: 19 (2nd)

Possession kicked: 124 (3rd)

Errors made: 66 (2nd)

Line-outs W/L: 48/8

Turnovers won: 22 (1st)

Off-loads: 39 (5th)

The alternative table

Based on the inclusion of both losing bonus points and try bonus points

P W D L F A PD TF TA TBP LBP P

England 5 4 0 1 132 81 +51 13 5 1 0 17

France 5 3 0 2 117 91 +26 10 8 1 1 14

Ireland 5 3 0 2 93 81 +12 10 4 0 2 14

Wales 5 3 0 2 95 89 +6 6 8 0 1 13

Scotland 5 1 0 4 82 109 -27 6 11 0 2 6

Italy 5 1 0 4 70 138 -68 6 15 0 1 5

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