Ireland 20 - 32 England
02/02/2019 - Aviva Stadium
Guinness Six Nations 2019
The biggest start to the tournament ever? Quite possibly. England will make their trip to Dublin to face down the Grand Slam champions aiming to right wrongs of 2018. This is always a seminal weekend. With its cobbled streets, welcoming hug and love of a party, Dublin is always high on the list of great venues to visit. And with Ireland currently top of the tree, the intensity will be at a maximum. This is a fantastic rugby experience and with England Rugby Travel there will also be an exclusive chance to hear from the England coaching team on the eve of what is likely to be their biggest game of the Championship. It doesn’t get any bigger than this.
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Weekend Match Report
It doesn’t get much better than this.
England faced arguably the toughest examination in world rugby on the opening weekend of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations Championship with a mighty trip to Dublin.
But that didn’t stop thousands of England fans heading to the Emerald Isle to what is regarded as one of the ultimate rugby cities in the world. The weekend in Dublin was extra special for England Rugby Travel clients thanks to an exclusive opportunity to hear from Eddie Jones and the rest of the England coaching team at a unique special event on the eve of the match. Fantastic insight, incredible detail, wonderful passion – a packed audience was hooked on every word and left confident that England could spring a surprise at the Aviva Stadium.
After a hearty breakfast and the chance to catch up with England legends Ugo Monye and Phil Greening, it was off to find a pint of the black stuff before kick off.
And it couldn’t have gone any better for England. From the moment Manu Tuilagi thundered up the middle to help set up an opening try for Jonny May, England were on the front foot. A remarkable performance was summed up by prop Mako Vunipola, who made 27 tackles and carried the ball 10 times as England simply demolished Ireland. Despite a late try, England’s 32-20 victory was as comfortable as it sounds and ‘Swing Low’ could be heard in almost every bar from Dublin to Cork!