England 57-15 Ireland, Twickenham Stadium
England stepped up their World Cup preparations with a dominating display as they thrashed Ireland 57-15 at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday.
Owen Farrell kicked the proceedings for England with an early penalty goal but Ireland responded back in the ninth minute when they capitalised on a chip kick from Jacob Stockdale allowing Jordan Larmour to touchdown and Ross Byrne kicked the conversion to make it 3-7.
England seized the lead back in the 13th minute when Joe Cokanasiga showed excellent skill to score their opening try in the 13th minute but Farrell missed out on the conversion.
The visitors were once again on the front by the 26th minute with Byrne kicking his maiden penalty goal that made the scoreline 8-10 but a well-timed pass from Tom Curry set up Elliot Daly for England's second try in the 29th minute and soon Manu Tuilagi also followed the suit. Farrell's double-conversion meant England had a 22-10 lead at the end of the first half.
Ireland also suffered a bit of setback with Cian Healy and Conor Murray leaving the field with injuries.
Maro Itoje (45'), George Kruis (52'), Tom Curry (57') and Cokanasiga (65') all scored tries for England in the second half and skipper Farrell added the extras on all the four occasions making it 50-10.
As the final 10 minutes kicked-off, Bundee Aki and Luke Cowan-Dickie traded tries and despite a yellow card to Kruis, England went on to register a convincing 57-15 win.