5 Great Tries Ireland Have Scored Against England

5 Great Tries Ireland Have Scored Against England

Ireland have scored some great tries against England throughout the years, and seeing that this rivalry will play out this weekend once again we thought we would roll back the years and relive a few of the special tries that were scored. 



Simon Geoghegan v England (1994)


It's old but it's gold! The result in this game was probably the most shocking and famous victory in the Five Nations back in the 1990s.


Simon Geoghegan's flying footwork gave a narrow one-point victory in an otherwise poor competition overall for the Irish. 



Girvan Dempsey v England (2004)


The move at Twickenham started with a strong maul by the forwards and featured dazzling footwork by the always impressive Gordon D’Arcy.


Keith Gleeson and Tyrone Howe played their part in support and two miss-passes by D’Arcy and O’Driscoll punctured England’s defence.


Dempsey was the man able to dot down and send the travelling Irish contingent of fans wild.


Shane Horgan v England (2007)


One of the most emotional afternoons in Championship history, Ireland soared against their great rivals and recorded an emphatic 43-13 victory.


The men in green crossed the whitewash four times and Shane Horgan’s was perhaps the pick of the bunch, as he leapt high to collect a Ronan O’Gara cross-kick before dotting down in the corner.



Robbie Henshaw v England (2015)


Henshaw scored the only try of the game as Ireland beat England for a crucial victory en route to winning the Championship on points difference.


Scrum-half Conor Murray spotted space behind the English defence and hoisted a box kick high. Henshaw beat England full-back Alex Goode in the aerial challenge and managed to ground the ball before falling out of play.




Jacob Stockdale v England (2018)


This was one of the tries that helped the Irish secure a famous Grand Slam at Twickenham.


Stockdale collected his own kick before diving to ground the ball with the dead-ball line looming. A record-breaking seventh try in a single Championship for the flyer and a third Irish Grand Slam in Championship history.



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