England rediscovered the form that took them to the World Cup Final and finished Ireland’s Grand Slam challenge with a 24-12 Six Nations win over Twickenham.
The hosts took advantage of defensive errors by Ireland to establish an impressive 17-0 lead in the breakthrough in the first half by George Ford and Elliot Daly, embellished by two conversions and a penalty by Owen Farrell
Sportsmail rules every player from both sides after a brutal encounter that gives England a chance of glory.
George Ford scored the first attempt when England defeated Ireland 24-12 at home in the Six Nations
Elliot Daly – 7.5 Took his opportunistic attempt skillfully and also kicked well. Much more stable than Furbank on full back.
Jonny May – 7 Mazy ran through the open spaces and had no chance of a Henshaw take-out.
Manu Tuilagi – 8 (Slade, 74 – 6) Ireland must be fed up – everything changes for England. Also grinned everywhere.
Manu Tuilagi was a smiling, rising presence because the center of Ireland caused many problems
Owen Farrell – 6.5 It can still be quieter if we talk to referees. A good victory as a captain – and also bragging about his father.
Jonathan Joseph – 7 First start on the wing in the 50th cap. Looked lively and fast in the unnatural position.
George Ford – 8 Clever stairs in behind unlocked Ireland; Ford is the quiet head and brain of England.
Ben Youngs (right) celebrated becoming a centurion by helping England win at Twickenham
Ben Youngs – 7 (Heinz, 57 – 6) 100th international and he was much better than his last start in Paris.
Joe Marler – 7 (Genge, 57 – 7) Now the shaved Marler was mean in the scrum and kept the Irish at bay.
Jamie George – 6.5 (Cowan-Dickie, 52 – 7.5) Missed one line-out. Less striking than before and replaced fairly early.
Kyle Sinckler (center) accepted the compliments of boss Eddie Jones (left) after being replaced
Kyle Sinckler – 7.5 (Stuart, 70 – 7) Scrummaging super on the tight head. Also lasted 70 minutes and could have completed the game.
Maro Itoje – 8 First class irritating and flew Irish in defense. A constant threat without little skill.
George Cross – 7 (Launchbury, 61 – 7) Lineout functioned well under his stewardship. Always a good foil for Itoje.
The Courtney Lawes of Northampton Saints helped England to keep moving and triumph over lineouts
Courtney Lawes – 7.5 (Ewels, 57 – 7) Big contributes to get England on the road in the first half and strong in the lineout.
Sam Underhill – 7 Top of the tackle count with 21 hits in defense. Such an exocet when he puts an opponent in a row.
Tom Curry – 7.5 (Earl, 66 – 6) A better day in the back of the scrum. However, it should still be flanker where it is best.
Robbie Henshaw (center) landed but could not prevent Ireland from being defeated
Jordan Larmour – 5.5 (Earls, 64 – 6.5) Could not get his way out of trouble; he was not allowed through England.
Andrew Conway – 5 (Byrne, 65 – 5) Usually the target for the wide steps of Sexton, but was largely absent until he got a head knock.
Robbie Henshaw – 6 Scored an attempt, but was lucky he wasn’t thrown away for May’s cynical take-out in the second half.
Connachtcentrum Bundee Aki had little joy against England and was overshadowed by Tuilagi
Bundee Aki – 5 A few busy runs, but hardly any terrain. Physically surpassed by Tuilagi.
Jacob Stockdale – 5 Terrible fall under pressure, Daly gifted his attempt. Looked rusty everywhere.
Johnny Sexton – 4 Moaning at the referee, dropping for the first attempt and sloppy kicking – even lost a boat once to sum up a bad day.
Conor Murray (right) struggled to get a grip on England and was replaced by John Cooney
Conor Murray – 5 (Cooney, 55 – 7) The first Cooney replaced him and looked livelier. Once charged by Itoje and service a bit slow.
Cian Healy – 5 (Kilcoyne, 25 – 6) It seemed that he had hurt his shoulder for England’s second attempt and had to go off.
Rob Herring – 5.5 (Kelleher, 61 – 6) Set-piece wasn’t Ireland’s worst problem, but two missed lineouts didn’t help.
On a forgettable afternoon for Ireland, Leinster Lock James Ryan performed their best performance
Tadhg Furlong – 6 (Porter, 58 – 6.5) Scrum tricks marked by Welsh – the tight head had a mixed afternoon in the scrum.
Devin Toner – 5 (Dillane 61) Ireland was heavier in the physical battle and Toner made little impact.
James Ryan – 7 Dear Irishman on the field, which was not a difficult game to win.
CJ Stander was unable to continue his promising Six Nations form when Ireland fell to defeat
Peter O’Mahony – 6.5 Stealing a lineout was the best of his afternoon.
Josh van der Flier – 6 (Doris, 61 – 6) England has properly castrated its breakdown threat and the opening idea did not get a look.
CJ Stander – 5 The Six Nations had a strong start, but did not win sales or meters above the profit line.