Two tries of Jonny May they put England on the road to victory before Ireland, selected who beat 18-7 in Twickenham, by the second date of the Autumn Nations Cup. If they beat Welsh next week they will be one of the finalists of the tournament.
In a game that was characterized by balance and parity, it was England that found a way to unlock the game against defenses that left few spaces and became firm. Those of La Rosa had in one of the ends of the court a Jonny May, who was in charge of finishing the plays in try and that tipped the balance in favor of the hosts.
In 4 minutes, the wing made a disaster … In the second try, La Rosa came out playing from the bottom and May finished a great team play. Owen farrell He got one of the conversions right and with 12-0 England went up on the scoreboard. A fairly wide advantage for what was seen on the pitch, but opportunism plays its role in these types of games.
For the second stage the map of the match did not change. They continued fighting for possession, Owen Farrell widened the differences with 2 penalties and only 7 minutes from the end was Ireland able to score the first points with a conquest of Jacob Stockdale, who was cut through the center of the court and went straight to the ingoal. Ross Byrne handled the conversion to seal the final result.
On the next date, Saturday, September 28, England will travel to Cardiff to face Wales and if they win, they will stay with Group A and the passage to the final against the winner of Zone B. Between them they will decide the tournament champion. For its part, Ireland will host Georgia’s visit at the Aviva Stadium.
ENGLAND (18): 15- Elliot Daly, 14- Jonathan Joseph, 13- Ollie Lawrence, 12- Henry Slade, 11- Jonny May, 10- Owen Farrell (c), 9- Ben Youngs, 8- Billy Vunipola, 7- Sam Underhill, 6- Tom Curry, 5- Joe Launchbury, 4- Maro Itoje, 3- Kyle Sinckler, 2- Jamie George, 1- Mako Vunipola
Changes: ST: 22´ Ellis Genge by Mako Vunipola, Ben Earl by Sam Underhill and Dan Robson by Ben Youngs, 28´ Will Stuart by Kyle Sinckler, Jonny Hill by Joe Lanchbury and George Ford by Ollie Lawrence, 31´ Max Malins by Jonathan Joseph and 39´ Tom Dunn by Jamie George.
IRELAND (7): 15 Hugo Keenan, 14 Keith Earls, 13 Chris Farrell, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 James Lowe, 10 Ross Byrne, 9 Jamison Gibson-Park, 8 Caelan Doris, 7 Peter O’Mahony, 6 CJ Stander, 5 James Ryan (c) , 4 Quinn Roux, 3 Andrew Porter, 2 Ronan Kelleher, 1 Cian Healy.
Changes: ST: 10´ Conor Murray by Ronan Kelleher and Iain Henderson Quinn Roux, 17´ Jacob Stockdale by Hugo Keenan, 25´ Finlay Bealham by Cian Healy and Will Connors by CJ Stander and 28´ Billy Burns by Ross Byrne.
POINTS IN THE FIRST TIME: 16´ Try by Jonny May (Eng), 20´ Try by Jonny May converted by Owen Farrell (Eng).
Partial result: England 12-0 Ireland,
POINTS IN THE SECOND TIME: 5 and 11 ‘penalties by Owen Farrell (Eng) and 33’ Try by Jacob Stockdale converted by Ross Byrne (Irl).
Referee: Pascal Gauzere (France)
Assistants: Mathieu Raynal (France) and Alex Ruiz (France)
TMO: Nigel Owens (Wales)