Owen Farrell kicks England to victory over Ireland in Dublin

first_imgSunday Feb 10, 2013 Owen Farrell kicks England to victory over Ireland in Dublin Owen Farrell kicked all of England’s points as they went top of the Six Nations table with a 12-6 win over Ireland in wet conditions in Dublin. It was England’s first win there in ten years, as they remain the only side now capable of claiming a Grand Slam.  Farrell held his nerve to kick a brace of penalties in either half of play to help England claim victory in what was a tight and physical battle.“If you practise enough it’s only another kick. I kick thousands of them,” Farrell said in his post match interview. “Conditions out there weren’t great but we rolled our sleeves up and got stuck in.”Ronan O’Gara, on for injured flyhalf Johnny Sexton, kicked two penalties of his own for Ireland, but it was England’s day as they edged ahead despite going a man down when James Haskell was yellow carded for attempting to kick the ball away at the bottom of a ruck.“I’m chuffed for Owen Farrell but also the maturity of the whole team,” coach Stuart Lancaster said.“The stakes have always been high but they go even higher with France coming to Twickenham next off the back of a defeat (to Wales) yesterday. That game will be massive.”This was the first time England had won in Dublin since 2003, the year that they last won the Grand Slam, and later, the Rugby World Cup.On a sidenote, congratulations must go to Brian O’Driscoll, who had a frantic morning as he and wife Amy celebrated the birth of their first child, a baby girl, just a few hours before kickoff.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Six Nations 2013 Related Articles 424 WEEKS AGO The Six Nations 2013 Highlights Montage 429 WEEKS AGO Vincent Clerc’s incredible volley almost… 430 WEEKS AGO France get first tournament win with Paris… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more