On this day in 2017: Ireland end England’s world-record winning run

The Dublin defeat ended England’s bid for a second straight Grand Slam.

On this day in 2017: Ireland end England’s world-record winning run

England’s world-record run of 18 victories came to an end on this day in 2017 with a 13-9 loss to Ireland.

The Dublin defeat ended England’s bid for a second straight Grand Slam in the Six Nations.

Ireland overwhelmed England with their intensity and physicality as Iain Henderson’s first-half try proved decisive.

Ireland v England – RBS 6 Nations – Aviva Stadium
England coach Eddie Jones said he did not prepare the team well after their world-record run of victories came to an end in Ireland (Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA)

“I take full responsibility, I didn’t prepare the team well and we will respond in the future.

“It was a tight old game. One or two things go your way and the game flips, they didn’t go our way today.

“We didn’t work hard enough to get those opportunities and that’s what happens.”

Ireland v England – RBS 6 Nations – Aviva Stadium
England were crowned 2017 Six Nations champions despite losing to Ireland in Dublin (Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA)

Owen Farrell kicked three penalties for an England side who had the consolation of retaining their Six Nations title.

Ireland’s victory saw them finish second in the table, ahead of France and Scotland on points difference.

England’s winning run of 18 Tests had matched the world record held by New Zealand.

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