Ireland finish England’s planet-record winning run
England’s planet-record run of 18 victories came to an finish on this day in 2017 with a 13-9 loss to Ireland.
The Dublin defeat ended England’s bid for a second straight Grand Slam in the Six Nations.
Ireland overwhelmed England with their intensity and physicality as Iain Henderson’s 1st-half attempt proved decisive.
England coach Eddie Jones mentioned he did not prepare the group properly immediately after their planet-record run of victories came to an finish in Ireland (Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA)
England head coach Eddie Jones mentioned: “Everything was incorrect with the preparation simply because we played like that.
“I take complete duty, I didn’t prepare the group properly and we will respond in the future.
“It was a tight old game. 1 or two items go your way and the game flips, they didn’t go our way right now.
“We didn’t perform tough sufficient to get these possibilities and that is what occurs.”
England have been crowned 2017 Six Nations champions in spite of losing to Ireland in Dublin (Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA)
Henderson’s attempt and eight points from the boot of Johnny Sexton place Ireland in command prior to a raucous property crowd.
Owen Farrell kicked 3 penalties for an England side who had the consolation of retaining their Six Nations title.
Ireland’s victory saw them finish second in the table, ahead of France and Scotland on points distinction.
England’s winning run of 18 Tests had matched the planet record held by New Zealand.