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Ireland’s backline were ‘spooked’ by England’s effort and attitude | Nick Evans | Sport

Jonathan Joseph brought pace outside for England.

There was plenty to admire in England’s performance against Ireland but the most impressive aspect was that they looked back to their destructive and dominant best in defence. Manu Tuilagi gives them such a launchpad in attack and he gets them over the gain-line, but it was a victory based …

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