Tuesday 19 March 2019

WATCH: England's Tom Curry sin-binned for this late hit on Ireland's Keith Earls

Tom Curry, centre, of England is shown a yellow card by referee Jérôme Garcès
Tom Curry, centre, of England is shown a yellow card by referee Jérôme Garcès

There is never an inch given when Ireland and England meet and it was never going to be any different today when the sides met in the opening round of the Six Nations.

Eddie Jones' men looked pumped up in the opening exchanges and Jonny May gave them the perfect start at the Aviva Stadium with a try inside 90 seconds.

May went over after taking a pass on the left wing from Elliot Daly but it was the magic of Owen Farrell, who took possession on the Irish 22 before sending a risky but inch-perfect ball to Daly.

England's physical approach resulted in a 10-minute sin binning for Tom Curry as he went in high and late on Ireland's Keith Earls.

Cian Healy took advantage of Curry's absence with this try:

But England regained their lead when Jacob Stockdale was robbed and Elliot Daly touched down.

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