Ireland wing Tommy Bowe remarked that Ireland struggled significantly, failing to perform as expected, which resulted in their hopes for consecutive Six Nations Grand Slams being dashed by England. Despite being heavily favored after three initial wins, Ireland faced a narrow defeat against England with a score of 23-22, thanks to a decisive drop-goal by Marcus Smith in the final moments at Twickenham. However, Ireland has a chance to secure the title by defeating Scotland in their upcoming match in Dublin.

George Furbank; Immanuel Feyi-Waboso, Henry Slade, Ollie Lawrence, Tommy Freeman; George Ford, Alex Mitchell; Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Dan Cole, Maro Itoje, George Martin, Ollie Chessum, Sam Underhill, Ben Earl.

Replacements: Theo Dan, Joe Marler, Will Stuart, Chandler Cunningham-South, Alex Dombrandt, Danny Care, Marcus Smith, Elliot Daly.

Hugo Keenan; Calvin Nash, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, James Lowe; Jack Crowley, Jamison Gibson-Park; Andrew Porter, Dan Sheehan, Tadhg Furlong, Joe McCarthy, Tadhg Beirne, Peter O’Mahony, Josh van der Flier, Caelan Doris.

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